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Fear of upsetting drivers has paralysed Labour’s ability to address critical issues, says Bray

17 October 2023
Jonathan Bray: Starmer and Haigh avoided much new transport comment
Jonathan Bray: Starmer and Haigh avoided much new transport comment


A hardening consensus among ‘grown up’ politicians that you don’t do anything to upset motorists before the election has driven Labour’s policy caution, Jonathan Bray, former director of the Urban Transport Group and now an independent consultant, told LTT.

“By default, this means they are taking the side of the motorists on the fabled ‘war on motorists’”, he said.

“The Labour right, who are now again in charge of the Labour Party, has...

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