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Why can't we run our own railways?

09 March 2020

Why can't we run our own railways?   A question that has a simple answer. The 1993 Railways Act that caused a quarter century of chaos made it illegal for a UK government to run its own trains. The country that invented the railway is now an example of how not to do it because of governments wedded to outdated neoliberal dogma – private...

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HS2 should go ahead

04 February 2020

I've been reminding people that it was the trade unions that formed the Labour Party and most working men only got the vote because of the women's suffrage movement which removed property requirements for men and allowed women over 30 to vote.   This led to the election of the...

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We continue to fight

02 January 2020

The message of hope for the future of our industry contained in my last column has been derailed by the result of the general election. The opportunity to recreate the voice of working people through the revoking of Maggie's laws, the Trade Union Act, and the Lobbying Act, which stifle...

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