One of the things which has really struck me about politics is something I first learned as a journalist: how vitally important it is to translate abstract facts and statistics into meaningful stories.
I was very interested to learn last week that Transport for the West Midlands are bringing forward their plans to create a new, high-speed ‘Sprint’ bus route between Solihull, the city centre, and the airport.
One of the things at very heart of British democracy is our sense of fair play. Unlike elections in some other countries, such as the United States, we have always imposed reasonable limits on what campaigns can do and spend during elections.
When I’m down in Westminster, I also try to brave the London traffic and cycle into work at the Houses of Parliament. There’s no doubt that it can be a hair-raising experience on occasion. That’s why I’m so pleased that the Government is taking action to make our roads safer for cyclists.
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