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Jeremy Corbyn`s plan to renationalise the railways

On 19 Sep 2015 at 10:29pm Train Boogie wrote:
Jez we can re nationalise the Railways!

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On 19 Sep 2015 at 10:47pm Tipex wrote:
Link doesn't work but I'd be happy with a renationalised railway. Anyone suggesting the service could deteriorate?
On 20 Sep 2015 at 7:28am About as much chance as wrote:
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On 20 Sep 2015 at 8:48am RBJ wrote:
Channel the money back into a government who will not by then be supporting killing children in Yemen.
On 20 Sep 2015 at 10:26am Stomp the Tory Defrauders wrote:
The only person(s) that likes 'Privatisation' are the 'Fat Controller & the Fat Cats' and no its not a Musical Band its the Tory Bullingdon Scrounger Boys!
Privatisation of our Public Services is utter madness. Surely it would be better if these services made money for the whole of our Country rather than make money for a small portion of 'Fat Cats' that don't necessarily even come from this Country!

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On 20 Sep 2015 at 4:07pm trooper wrote:
I have a suspicion that many of you are confusing the initials =
JC is Jeremy Corbyn, not Jesus Christ, and he cannot walk on water despite what some of you think, Re Nationlise the rail network, the cost will be tens of millions or law suits going on for decades
@RBJ. Have you been to the Yemen ?? , if so I would be pleased to read of your findings.
On 20 Sep 2015 at 7:28pm Uncharitable wrote:
Although in a perfect world we woul love to see all the travel and energy devices back in public ownership the tories will never sanction it as most of them are in consultancy positions in the companies thus raking in a fortune in dividends and labour have no chance of leading the country under this clown
On 20 Sep 2015 at 7:31pm Uncharitable wrote:
Sorry for the bad grammar in last post can't get the hang of this predictive typing on iPhone
On 20 Sep 2015 at 7:55pm Clifford wrote:
Trooper - it won't cost millions in law suits going on for years. Perhaps you should read what is proposed before shooting your fingers off on the keyboard. Here it is: don't renew the contracts when they expire. If you prefer British rail to be owned by German and French rail, that's fine. Most of us don't.
On 21 Sep 2015 at 7:56am Pah wrote:
Rail is a Trojan Horse issue . Corbyn and his droogs want to sanitise the stench that lingers form the failures that were Nationalised Cars , Steel Coal Shipping and so on.
In fact we have a near nationalised railway, mostly state owned– all the property, tracks, signals, stations with the train service management heavily regulated.
If Mr Corbyn thinks he needs more powers I’d love to know what they might be and how he thinks he would use them. He would still have the same Unions and it is they who are behind the stubborn resistance of the sector to modernisation.
A union free full privatisation might be great thing but are unlikely to see it in our post Blair big state regime. The hard left like to talk about an issue where they think they might have support but it rests on the simple and utterly wrong assumption that Nationalising means cheaper. Quite the reverse is true .People similarly poll overwhelmingly in favour of lower taxes (and more spending) …
Data points
The UK scored 92 per cent, compared to 90 per cent for France and 80 per cent in Germany. Overall passenger satisfactionreached 81 per cent in 2013, up 8 points in the last decade.( U Gov)
Taxes paid by the rail industry came to £3.89 billion last year, almost offsetting the £4 billion of government funding
The main point here though is not to let extremists who have no place in mainstream debate into the room. They talk about Rail but they want East Germany for Britain .
On 21 Sep 2015 at 8:23am Mark wrote:
I think I'd prefer to rely on what I experience when I use the trains nowadays than a sloppy cut and paste job from an article in the Spectator.
On 21 Sep 2015 at 1:12pm Mark wrote:
And furthermore Pah... When you were busy copying and pasteing bits and pieces from The Spectator (which was actually a reasonably good mag until about 15 years ago) didn't it occur to you that any article that implies that British trains are 12% more satisfactory than German trains is utter nonsense. When my German in laws visit they love to travel to Brighton by train. They find the experience very amusing.
On 21 Sep 2015 at 6:45pm Wotsa droog ? wrote:
Well said Mark. Pah is as queer (peculiar) as a clockwork orange.

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