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Our railways

On 11 Jan 2012 at 10:46am Clifford wrote:
Here's an interesting quote from Simon Jenkins: ' The truth is that railways, since their pseudo-privatisation in the mid-90s, have been consuming subsidy at five times the rate they did when nationalised. They take 20 times more bureaucrats to oversee them, while fares have risen to as much as 10 times the European average.'
On 11 Jan 2012 at 10:49am DFL wrote:
Yep, goes for all the "de-nationalised" industries if you ask me, just look at the power and water companies coining it hand over fist ! 4 million complaints about the power companies alone I hear on the beeb this morning.
On 11 Jan 2012 at 11:45am Deelite wrote:
And the rich get richer as the masses are further exploited and taken advantage of. It still amazes me that this is not obvious to the majority and why there is not a lot more fuss made about it. We just seem to accept it as the normal course of things. It is time we got angry.
On 11 Jan 2012 at 12:08pm Mr Forks wrote:
I'm sure Paul 'rabid Tory' Newman will be along soon to defend the indefensible!
On 11 Jan 2012 at 12:27pm Clifford wrote:
Mr Forks - No, he'll just say the passengers are only interested in their pensions. He's probably thumbing through his Tory speakers notes at the moment for the latest line to take.
On 11 Jan 2012 at 7:07pm bastian wrote:
sadly that has been common knowlege for years but what do we do about it

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