Thursday, August 18, 2011
Bring Back British Rail- a surefire vote winner
This piece of mine appears in today's First Post.
Neil Clark: Labour should pledge to re-nationalise railways and put UK on a par with other Europeans.
Here we go again. Britain's train users, who already have to pay by far and away the highest fares in Europe, are to be hit with even more above- inflation increases in the New Year..........
Not surprisingly, Labour has lambasted the government, calling the price hikes "eye-watering" and claiming that they are "the direct consequence of the Tory-led government's decision to cut too far and too fast".
But Ed Miliband could - and should - do an awful lot more.
You can read the whole of the piece here.
UPDATE: You can sign a petition, addressed to the government, calling for the renationalisation of the railways here. Do try and spare a couple of minutes to sign it, and tell your friends about the petition too.