“One thing nearly everyone agrees on is that costs have risen since British Rail was privatised.” Of course they’ve risen, because BR operates within a government-granted and controlled monopoly. Basic economics explains this. Curious how Britons fought tooth and nail against socialism in WWII, but now almost universally advocate socialist ‘solutions’ to complex social problems. Being bribed with ‘free’ stuff by politicians for decades has an effect on long-term memory it appears.
Socialism: was evil, but now good