Labour’s excellent Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald has criticised the Tories over the government’s continuing rail failure. Fares have risen today by their highest amount in five years, in spite of wages remaining behind inflation.
In a video released this morning, McDonald hits out at poor service, cancelled improvements, overcrowding and the Tories massive bailout of the re-privatised East Coast Rail – and the 32% increase in fares under the Tories in spite of real-terms income decline – before reaffirming Labour’s hugely popular commitment to re-nationalise rail services:
Today, the Tory Government and private train companies are putting up your rail fares by 3.6%. The steepest hike in 5 years.
— Andy McDonald MP (@AndyMcDonaldMP) January 2, 2018
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