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Railways: new directions required

Paul Salveson on de facto state ownership and its problems

Carry on cycling

Paul Salveson reports on a gentle cycling revolution gathering speed

Labour’s British Railways mark 2 is a dead duck

Back to the 1950s is no way to run a modern railway system, says Paul Salveson
Poster for The Spirit of '45, directed by Ken Loach

What’s all this ‘red wall’ stuff?

Paul Salveson examines the myth of the Northern Labour Heartlands

Grim up North

Paul Salveson on the challenges of rebuilding the red wall

The break-up of Britain?

Paul Salveson surveys views of post-Brexit Britain

Northern Powerhouse puffs along

Paul Salveson on northern routes and the likelihood of HS2 hitting the buffers

Cold wind from the North

Paul Salveson on a different, more complex reality of northern working class

Northern Powerlessness

Paul Salveson on Tory vanity projects One of George Osborne’s more interesting policy interventions was ‘The Northern Powerhouse’. For a while it seemed it might...

Worshipping Walt …200 years on

Paul Salveson on Whitman’s local legacy One of the most fascinating influences on the early British socialist movement was that of the American poet, Walt Whitman....

Government rail review

In the face of a failing rail system Paul Salveson puts an alternative plan Chris Grayling’s tenure as secretary of state for transport has...