Privatising British Railways was meant to bring innovation, efficiency, competition and therefore lower fares but the reality, well it’s been very different. The former British Prime Minister and devout neo liberal Margaret Thatcher was in favour of mass privatisation but even she claimed that privatising the British Rail System was ‘a privatisation too far’ but this didn’t stop her successors. So on this program we ask. Was the neoliberal dream of rail privatisation actually the great British train robbery?
The fat days for coal mining aren’t coming back…no matter what Trump says. We ask if withdrawing from the Paris Accords was really the best deal for Americans.
David Morgan reflects on the Baby Boomer tenure.