UK Politics

Rail Apology

The Conservative Party, fresh from apologising for the Poll Tax, admit their rail privitisation policy was faulty.

David Willetts, the Conservative policy chief said

the decision taken by John Major’s government to separate responsibility for the trains from the management of the track was ideologically driven and “wrong”.

Willetts also has some unorthodox ideas about the source of ideas for a railway policy review

Mr Willetts is to invite Sir David Hare, the Left-wing playwright whose latest play The Permanent Way argues that privatisation contributed to the crashes at Hatfield, Potters Bar and Ladbroke Grove, to advise the Conservative research department on the development of proposals.