Monday, September 14, 2009
70% want railway renationalisation- but our neoliberal political elite say no
So there you have it. A new poll, commissioned by the RMT union, shows that 70% of the British public would like to see the railways renationalised.
"This poll... shows that the Government are miles out of step with the voters when it comes to the crucial issue of who owns and runs our transport services", says RMT leader Bob Crow.
But it's not just the Government, Bob. It's HM Opposition and the Liberal Democrats too, neither of whom support bringing the railways back into public ownership.
Earlier this summer, our friend and regular commenter Olching commented on the depressingly uniform response to the question of renationalisation of the railways on an edition of the BBC’s Question Time.
The fact that none of our leading three parties supports a measure backed by 70% of the people shows what sort of ’democracy’ operates in Britain. A ‘democracy’ where all three of those parties represent the interests of capital and not the interests of ordinary members of the public.