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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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ANichol

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ANichol says:

EU

isn't really the problem - even the antitamper stuff people got so upset about is 99% a replica of existing laws. UK is the only EU country dumb enough to actually bother enforcing EU laws. All the others merely pay it lip service. If the member state doesn't enforce the rules the penalty is...................wait for it...................keep waiting for it................................oh, wait, there is no penalty.

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jimbo8098

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Motorcycle Laws

Don't care too much who's elected , as has been said , they dont care too much about bikers. In a time when motorcycles should be coming MORE prominent , they are less prominent instead and parliament should NOT be letting this slide. Cars cause more pollution , congestion and slower. Really , the government should be rewarding bikers more because they are the solution to many of these issues. There is no need simply restricting access to a group but leaving the main reason for the deaths in that group , car drivers not looking where they are going , ansd just sweeping it under the carpet.

The problem would still exist with the new policy but there would be less deaths of motorcyclsts , due in part to the new training but more likely due to the fact that no one would use a bike anymore because they have to pay upwards of a grand to train on the bloody thing!

It's a bad move for the government to further increase congestion on our alrady congested roads by essentially killing the one way to solve the issue.

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billysollocks

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I wonder how long it will be before the next incumbent tries to pass anti bike legislation using casualty figures, just like they have always done in the past? Let's face it, MP's generally don't like us, because to them, as free thinkers, we are perceived as a threat to the ordered society they crave. It is always amazing to me that the facts that bikes take up less space on the road, do less damage to road surfaces, pay equal amounts in insurance and fuel duty etc. yet STILL are attacked in the name of making way for a public transport system which is ineffective, dirty, unreliable and, on the whole, expensive. As a body, we need to keep an eye out for the proposals which will no doubt follow on soon and object at every opportunity.

Sorry, had a bit of a brain fart there.............

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brevav2

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brevav2 says:

R.E transport secretary

It makes not the slightest difference who is transport secretary, as all our 'laws' originate from that bastion of democracy, Ha Ha! yeah right!,  the good old 'Big Bother' E.U, who's aim is to phase out motorcycling, along with anything else that has a 'Risk' attatched to it

Abolish the E.U, and return to independant nation states that have the freedom to draft their own legislation not 'diktats' from unelected,overpaid, underworked faceless politicians

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nigel966

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Just another Tory bastard

I will only care when this inept and useless waste of a wank tory/Lib dem cabinet are all voted out of a job. This is the worst bastardisation we could ever have ended up with. A conservative party that has upheld its true beliefs of destroying the dreams and aspirations of a generation coupled with a bunch of wets who have sold their souls to get into supposed power. At least the tories have never pretended to be anything other than the evil bastards that they are.

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rockabillyboy

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Don"t  rant or rave about individual  governments or  M.P.s - just look  back through the years [google if you have too] and check-out who brought all the daft motoring laws in . You will find a lot were brought about by mainly past Labour governments and to make things worse the transport secretary was usually without a driving license , Barbara Castle was typical .  Gordon Brown even stopped the free road tax for classic vehicles advancing any further than 1972 . Labour tend to be a Victorian father figure that hated anyone having a good time ,if they get back-in you can bet another load of E.U. laws will come our way . I have been biking for 46 years & the last ten have been horrible , and no political group will be happy till we are all gone , but  I  predict worse is to come  ! .

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