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Environmentalists react to Spending Review:’Roads? Where are we going? We don’t need roads!’

Environmentalists react to Spending Review:’Roads? Where are we going? We don’t need roads!’

EU referendum, Premiere, TV, Uber, UK news, UK Political parties, Uncategorized
Rishi Sunak’s Spending Review was accused of undermining Boris Johnson’s vision for a green economy by focusing its budget on improving roads.  Sunak announced that he was pushing ahead with a £27 billion roads programme but did not offer an increase on the £12 billion that was mobilised to tackle climate change.  While the UK chancellor said he was “pursuing the nation’s priorities” with his road-building plans to ease traffic congestion and improve commute times, some environmentalists fear it will attract more traffic and increase emissions.  Marcin Branowski, 21, president of pro-market environmentalism not-for-profit, British Conservation Alliance (BCA) told Westminster World he believed the level of spending allocated to roadworks cannot be justified. He said
Uber attempts to regain London operating licence

Uber attempts to regain London operating licence

Breaking News, London, TFL, Transport, Uber, UK news, Uncategorized
Uber app (Image: thesun) Uber fights back against U.K. regulator’s decision to revoke its operating license in London which will put its biggest market in Europe at risk.  Uber Technologies Inc. has appealed against Transport for London's (TFL) decision to revoke its operating license to work in the UK's capital due to a “pattern of failures” in safety and security.  Following this news, Uber released a statement describing the decision as "extraordinary and wrong”. The taxi app firm’s regional general manager for northern and eastern Europe, Jamie Heywood, said safety is its “top priority” after the appeal was filed at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on the 13 December. “We are committed to Londoners and are working closely with TfL to address their concerns and reques