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Poll: Do you care who's Transport Secretary?

The cabinet reshuffle has resulted in Justine Greening being replaced as Secretary of State for Transport by former chief whip Patrick McLoughlin. This means he's now in charge of the Department of Transport, which claims its role is to; ▪ sustain economic growth and improved productivity through reliable and efficient transport networks▪ improve the environmental performance of transport▪ strengthen the safety and security of transport▪...

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Sep 05

Posts: 58

polhouse says:

You should care who this is.  The wrong person will have us riding round on electric scooters with a range of 30 miles a top speed of 27mph within a few years.

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Mar 11

Posts: 66

Vortex1952 says:

Transport Secretary?


I do not understand some readers, they complain about some laws and now they seem not to care who is at the department of transport, by acting like " I don't care" is exactely what they want so they can do whatever they feel like with the power they have; apathy do not pay off...get involved, protest; this is what they will understand.

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Aug 02

Posts: 1002

ANichol says:

It makes no difference

Transport Secretaries do not design transport policy. Like all other MPs (Cabinet or elsewise) they are there to do as directed by the powers that be. So long as there is no major meltdown or riot, they can look forward to making a step up the career ladder to a better department.

Ergo, doesn't matter which MP is in the driving seat. Don't even really matter which party is picking the MP that sits there. If voting ever made a difference, they'd ban it.

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Dec 10

Posts: 12021

preunit says:

Aren't they all

just EU puppets?

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Feb 10

Posts: 199

wesley01 says:

EU pupets with no teeth, and even less amount of understanding for us bikers.

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Jul 10

Posts: 272

piroflip says:

They are all...........

pocket filling, self serving traitors who are trying to sell us all off into European slavery. They must laugh their heads of at the dopes here who vote for them and I don't blame them. ALL Lib/Lab/Con voters are airheads and can't even see that they're voting for their own destruction. OPEN YOUR EYES!!!!!!!!!!!

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Oct 05

Posts: 133

romford4 says:

With the DfT

stating that one of its roles is

"▪ enhance access to jobs, services and social networks, including for the most disadvantaged people."

you know we're on to a loser.  Typical bullshit politician-speak. 

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Nov 11

Posts: 75

HkUk says:

I don't need to know his name, but I would like to know his address. ;-)

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Feb 05

Posts: 223

Bob_1 says:

It makes a difference.

Of course I care who the Transport Secretary is. Over the years we've had the likes of John Prescott, Geoff Hoon, Alistaire Darling and Stephen Buyers as transport secretaries and they always bring their personal agenda to the job. They are all pro-this and anti-that; Justine Greening was opposed to the third runway at Heathrow and now she's gone in the cabinet reshuffle we've got Patrick McLoughlin as the eighth secretary in eight years. 

Motorcycling matters are never a top priority for governments, so having a someone in the job who is sympathetic to motorcycling can make a huge difference. Let's hope the new man is.

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Sep 09

Posts: 897

Rogerborg says:

The hell? What about Mike "the bike" Penning?

Non-career politician, ex army, ex fire and rescue, and paid up member of MAG, he's just been turfed out as Under Secretary and rewarded with the poison chalice of Northern Ireland.

Penning was quitely working away to bring some common bloody sense to bike legislation.  Two fingers up to Jean Claude Brussels with a 48kph (30 Imperial miles per Greenwich hour) minimum in the mod 1, a much more sensible ordering of the test, pressing to sack it off altogether and get back to a single test, and a bare-bones implementation of the 3rd Driving License Directive without any gold plating tosh.  I suspect the Sir Humphreys have done for him.

Why this matters is that there's a whole new slew of biking Directives coming from Brussels, and implementation will be key.  They could be anything from a trivial inconvenience to a major ball ache, entirely depending on how we interpret them, and that depends on *who* interprets them.

I'm very sad to see Penning go while he was just getting his feet under the table.

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