Tag: London

  • Rail network set to expand by 2019

    Overcrowding on trains is not exactly a new concept – our railway network has been split up into private companies all sharing rolling stock and track in some monolithic monstrosity of a national railway infrastructure. As a result of this break up of the railway infrastructure, corporations are more interested in keeping their costs down…

  • Housing Benefit to get capped at £20,800 a year

    The UK Welfare system is seriously flawed. People who should be on benefits are the minimum wage earners, not MPs on multi million a year estates. Yet the caps to be introduced into the housing benefit system seems to be aimed at them. People on benefits for housing are expected to be able to live…

  • Londoners might pay to be breathalyzed

    When I first read about this I thought it was a bad and highly undemocratic approach to dealing with drunks. Then I got reading into it more, and perhaps the system does have merits. In London they say drink is a major driving force in crime. The proposed system could work like it does in…

  • Londoners hit Tube Panic Button

    Its the largest city in the UK, it has several airports, many trainstations, car rental schemes, buses and belive it or not even taxi systems. Yet, whenever the strikes hit London’s Underground, London grinds to a halt and the panic sets in. What is it about Londoners that prevent them from using the boats, cars…