We need a railway system that does not suffer from constant interference from transport secretaries who have no knowledge of railways or indeed transport.
I don’t see how an increasing cost to the taxpayer and passenger, on a monopoly, can be considered acceptable. It strangles the economy if nothing else.
When is the government going to learn that privatisation does not work.
Since we are paying billions every year to subsidise fat cat pay and shareholder dividends we might as well own it.
If an essential public service isn’t run by government, especially where there can be little or no competition, abuse of position is inevitable.
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Privatizing has buggered up the electricity industry, the gas industry, the water industry and the waste disposal industry too. Some things should be considered a service and run to provide just that at an economic cost not a way of milking the end users.
Has the government's decarbonisation policy hit fever point?
but as it doesn't affect them, they don't care