LTN schemes emerged from ‘15-minute city’ ideology: “a residential urban concept in which most daily necessities can be accomplished by either walking or cycling from residents’ homes”. A lovely idea, but if you can’t cycle all your food shopping home, or lug it back because you’re too old or burdened with toddlers, you become a casualty of environmental piety.
Spending the equivalent of 77% of the NHS annual revenue budget on an unevaluated underdesigned national programme leading to a regressive, insufficiently supported intervention—in many cases for the wrong people—cannot be defended.
Shocking video shows scuffle between passenger and officer on Wirral line service at Lime Street, Liverpool
British Transport Police officer tells man to wear a mask, which he refuses, before telling him to get off train
A scuffle breaks out between the man and the officer, who uses his pepper spray after the man resists arrest
Video shows officers rushing to help before the man he is seen being spoken to by police officers off the train