Instead of questioning the Mayor’s proposals many have simply repeated what his press office have churned out. It almost seems that some reporters have started to behave more like royal correspondents, simply reading out and repeating statements they have been given, instead of asking tough questions.
The safety of buses has deteriorated in the last year. There were 4,297 injuries between April and December 2015, compared with 4,196 over the same period the year before (an increase of 2.5 per cent). However, the number of casualties being taken to hospital decreased by 4.2 per cent over the same period, suggesting that the increase was driven by a rise in minor injuries.
Historically TfL has tended to appoint senior executives from within the transport industry, however if the industry is almost exclusively male, such a policy will just ensure all future senior executives are male as well.
General elections are a time when politicians campaign on issues that they think really matter to people. One surprise of this election is that crime, especially crime affecting young people, has largely dropped off the agenda.
The Scottish independence referendum has had a galvanising effect and now it seems every political party is competing and setting out their own stall on devolution.