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Why didn’t the Tories nationalise the railways?

25 April 2024

9:40 PM

25 April 2024

9:40 PM

The Conservatives can crow all they like about the benefits of privatisation – and make whatever claims they like about tickets being more expensive, and services worse, were the railways to be brought back under public ownership. But there is little getting away from the fact that Labour’s policy of progressive renationalisation of train services by taking over franchises as they expire is hugely popular with voters.

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