Tuesday, 21 July 2015
Tory Europhobia strikes again
An opportunity to achieve efficient inter-operation of trains across Europe, including the United Kingdom, seems to have been kiboshed by this unfettered Conservative government. Lord Berkeley emphasises that the decision was political, given that the British railway industry was in favour of common standards for rolling stock and a single overarching authority for infrastructure. If nothing else, the latter would have enabled us to shift the heavily-indebted Network Rail off the UK books, which should surely have endeared the proposals to George Osborne.