Boris calls for better transport in the capital

27-07-2007

Boris calls for better transport in the capital
Prospective London mayoral candidate Boris Johnson has suggested that transport in London needs to be dramatically improved.

The conservative MP has refuted claims that there is to be an upsurge in the number of people who work from home, and that the government needs to do more to improve the quality of those people who commute into the city.

Noting that the number of journeys taken on the underground is predicted to rise from one billion to 1.5 billion a year, he dismissed the notion of an increased number of homeworkers as "utter tripe".

Moreover, he justified his argument by quoting figures which suggest that the number of female homeworkers account for just two per cent of the workforce, while male homeworkers represent just one per cent.

In an article on his website, entitled Working from Home and the Transport System, Johnson said: "Labour must understand that this is going against human nature. Our species yearns for the office, and the job of government is to help it get there.

"We may not like work very much, but we do like our offices. The office is the natural habitat of homosapiens. It is the place we like to go during the day, just as baboons choose to congregate on some special kop or crag."

Related categories: Transport / Logistics.


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