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Unequal Britain

January 4, 2011

Today the Coalition Government in the UK delivers a policy triumph : fare increases of up to 12.8 percent with more to come in 12 months time, so that by the time of the 2015 election some fares will have gone up 25 percent.

This in a country where rail fares are already extortionate unless a traveller is able to travel off-peak or invoke seniors status.

Consider this : some are from today being forced to pay out more than one fifth of the average UK salary for their season ticket.

And the Lib-Dems are locked into this, despite promising in the election to cut fares. Yep, to actually cut them.

My Labour source wants me to consult this :

One Comment
  1. Matt permalink
    January 6, 2011 1:35 pm

    The tories are playing up to their stereotype as the nasty party after a decade of trying to gloss over the excesses of Thatcherism. Nick Clegg has irreversibly gone from progressive pinup to pariah so quickly it boggles the mind.

    Labour is an established party in the West actually gaining young members after years of bleeding membership. Lessons abound for our Labor Party, the Conservatives and The Greens. Like the US and Australia, the UK political situation is unpredictable and exciting. I just hope when it all calms down we’re left with strong social democratic parties with a renewed raison d’etre still not convinced Ed Miliband is the man to head this in the UK, but am willing to be convinced as time goes by.

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