ref date:15 Jan 2001 (TRA)
People want entire train system OUT of the private sector
Thatcher was the proponent of privatise everything, it will lead to
more competition choices and hence lower costs. But it didn't work like that.
We've seen fuel prices and train prices in particular rise at factors 10
times higher than inflation for years now as Blair continued Thatchers policies.
We've seen fewer trains, more accidents, less services and higher fares and now
the people in Scotland and England have said, end the experiment put the
trains and their tracks BACK to British rail. And yes, the statistics say
it was better, faster and cheaper!
The deregulation of Californias power has showed the lunatic fringe in that
state that privatisation does NOT always work. Sometimes the government needs to
keep control from the gougers and rip off artists that run trains in the
"UK" and power in the USA.