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    Labour to re-nationalise the rip-off railways.

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    Labour to re-nationalise the rip-off railways.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 27 Sep 2016, 11:36 am

    Labour slams 'rip-off railways' and vows re-nationalising networks would 'keep fares low'

    Labour has slammed “rip-off railways” and promised Britain could “take back control” of fares by re-nationalising the network.

    Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald accused the Government of being more interested in "defending train companies than defending passengers" as he insisted state ownership of the railways can be successful.

    He said "by nationalising railways, profits could help keep train fares low". 

    Speaking at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool, Mr McDonald told delegates: "What we have now is a Government clinging to a failed model for purely ideological reasons, and passengers and taxpayers are being made to pay an ever increasing price."

    Find this report in The Evening Standard HERE




    OK again, this does sound like electioneering to the party faithful again, but if it does happen it will show that New-Labour has finally been laid to rest in the modern Labour Party.

    I hope that the lefties in Britain can believe them.


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    Re: Labour to re-nationalise the rip-off railways.

    Post by Gandhi on Wed 28 Sep 2016, 7:52 am

    Woo hoo - we can look forward to higher taxes to pay for all those overpaid train drivers while the trains run around empty!!!

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    Re: Labour to re-nationalise the rip-off railways.

    Post by papa_umau on Wed 28 Sep 2016, 10:25 am

    Very cynical Gandhi.

    In fact with the lessons that have been learned from the last period of nationalisation of the railways I see no reason why under state control, ( like many of the European railways are run ), there is no reason that Britain's re-nationalised rail services should not be run well, if the finance is there, the trains run on time, they are modern, clean and fast and the people who pay for their tickets do not have to pay massive percentages to the profit driven private companies that do it so badly at the moment.

    We can learn from our mistakes and learn from the French and German railways just how to do it.


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    Re: Labour to re-nationalise the rip-off railways.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 10:48 am

    While I agree that the whole rail network in Britain should be re-nationalised, we have to realise that to be able to do that would mean heavy compensation being paid to the private companies that run these services at the moment.

    This would be a very expensive thing to do.
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    Re: Labour to re-nationalise the rip-off railways.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 2:41 pm

    Ghandi; nearly all the Continental Railways are Nationalised, they are modern, clean, uncrowded, yet run at a profit which maintains the infastructure, and best of all, prices are far cheaper than here.

    I would suggest that you educate yourself before shooting from the lip!
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    Re: Labour to re-nationalise the rip-off railways.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 30 Sep 2016, 11:48 am

    You tell him HG. Twisted Evil


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