Sunday, 15 June 2008

A very good question

Christian Wolmar notes that Tony Blair was lying through his teeth when he told the Labour Party Conference in the 1990s that under his government there would be a "publicly owned, publicly accountable railway". CW also finds it extraordinary that the current Rail Minister, Tom Harris, says the government is "modally agnostic" about how people travel:

In other words, the government should make no attempt to influence people to use more environmentally more friendly methods of transport, or even those which are better for the economy. One has to begin to ask, what exactly is the Labour Party for?

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