In London more than a third of our trips start or end within 200 metres of a tube stop - helping complement today's public transportation infrastructure. And more than four in ten Uber journeys are now in energy efficient hybrid cars that produce less pollution... Over time this could become a real game-changer for a city where a million people still drive to work each day with nobody else in the car.
Being in Europe makes Britain stronger in international trade talks. By being part of the world's largest market, standing with 500 million people, Britain is a more important trade partner for countries around the world than we would be on our own. This has been demonstrated vividly today with the signing of a new free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam.
Employment rights are ultimately of benefit to everyone but the fee regime not only undermines those rights but actively encourages rogue employers to flout the law and I say it should be scrapped.
If you feel like you need to back a good cause or put some money into something to regain credibility please do that - brilliant, thank you - but then have a think about, and take action to fix, the wrongs that meant you lost your credibility in the first place.
Other areas of concern include the end of ring-fenced public health budgets at local level and the removal of the local government grant with increased reliance instead on business rates. This is likely to impact on the ability of local authorities to provide both prevention and back to work support to residents.
Oh, Oldham West. Poor, poor Oldham West. By the time you read this article, we might already know the results of Thursday's by-election. I'm already t...
Of the nine million people who voted Labour in May, around four million withhold their backing for Corbyn and McDonnell on the economy, saying they trust the Tories more, or trust neither party, or simply 'don't know'. Unless the great bulk of these doubters can be won over, Labour will not be able even to get back to nine million votes, let alone the 10-11 million it needs to become the largest party.
The United Kingdom has a long and proud history of manufacturing. The Industrial Revolution helped put the 'Great" into Britain and put this country a...
In what can be assumed to be an attempt to relate to the fictitious woman voter who eludes consecutive governments, this week's Autumn Statement and Spending Review promised that funds from the tax on sanitary products would go towards women's charities.
The Trade Union Bill is not the only piece of draft legislation currently attacking unions. Largely unnoticed the Enterprise Bill is shuffling through Parliament. Mostly uncontentious save one clause that should cause alarm to any public sector worker facing redundancy in the next few years.
My period is not philanthropy. Our wombs shouldn't be used to pay for the safety and health of our mothers, sisters and friends. You might have thought this was going to win us over, George, but I'm not buying it. I'm going to carry on fighting the tampon tax, and I know I won't be the only person to think that your plan to shut us up is a bloody joke.
We demand long term, sustainable funding for vital domestic violence services. We demand an end to austerity. We will remember the services lost and we will remember the women who haven't survived and the women who are surviving despite the government's brutal austerity measures. Together we remember - together we will win.
Magic comes in many forms. Take the autumn statement from George Osborne: Delivered by a Conservative but sounding rather Labour. Stories in advance ...
This autumn, a group of cross-party MPs posed questions to the Department of Health, in an attempt to gather information on the current state of the U...
By taking difficult decisions, we've turned things around. After five years spent clearing up Labour's mess, I'm proud that we're now in a position to focus on rebuilding Britain and creating a brighter future for everyone in it.
Ultimately, the Chancellor's focus on building new homes in the Spending Review was welcome - but helping a broader range of people, not just aspirant home owners would be a more positive way of using the additional money.