Reply To: Renationalising the UK rail network – a good idea?

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Not sure the newly elected leader has set out anywhere what he thinks the advantages of renationalising the railways would be. He is simply putting it forward as one of his great new ideas, as it sits firmly in the heartland of socialist thinking, ie the state controlling things is a good idea because it stops the nasty capitalists from cashing in, but doesn’t come with anything which you could call a plan. It only has meaning if the man on the Clapham omnibus, forgive me mixing metaphors, sees an improvement in the service/value he receives which, of course, he won’t.

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