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Ed commits on East Coast

11 September 2013

Ed Miliband repeated his commitment to keeping the East Coast main line in public ownership. During a Q&A at the TUC the Labour Party leader said: ‘The reality about the East Coast is that it’s been successful in public ownership. We’re not going to be hidebound by the dogma of...

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Look in the Mirror

11 September 2013

The Labour Party is under pressure to take Britain’s railways back into public ownership if the party gets back into power, reports the Daily Mirror this morning. Mark Ellis, the paper’s industrial and transport correspondent, quotes Shadow Transport Secretary Maria Eagle saying ‘Rail privatisation has been a disaster’ and Simon...

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Maria: Privatisation has been a disaster

10 September 2013

Maria Eagle, the Shadow Transport Secretary, has described rail privatisation as a disaster and promised that the next Labour government will restructure the railways in Britain. Speaking at a packed Action for Rail Question Time fringe meeting at the TUC in Bournemouth, on a platform with ASLEF national organiser Simon...

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Root and branch reform

10 September 2013

Simon Weller has called for root and branch reform of the way public services are delivered in Britain. Speaking at a packed Action for Rail meeting at the TUC in Bournemouth – it was standing room only at the back – he said: ‘We need a root and branch reform...

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No TOC is profitable

10 September 2013

A leading academic has slammed the privatisation of Britain’s railways, pointing out that not one private train operating company would make a profit without having its snout in the public trough. Sukhdev Johal, Reader in the School of Management at Royal Holloway, University of London, and co-author of The Great...

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