This article, by CPO co-founder Neil Clark, appears in the Sunday Express.
IMAGINE a detective arriving at the scene of a murder and failing to question the person caught holding a blood-stained dagger over the body. Imagine, too, that the detective then makes no mention of said person in his report.
Far-fetched? Well, overlooking the obvious is exactly what happened last week in relation to an inquiry into Britain’s railways.
Sir Roy McNulty, former chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority, was appointed to investigate why our railways are the most expensive in Europe.
His report found 10 main barriers to efficiency and made a series of recommendations, including cutting staff at stations and allowing some train operators to assume responsibility for maintenance.
The most noteworthy thing about Sir Roy’s report was what it did not recommend.
The reason why our fares are the highest in Europe is because, unlike other European countries, our railways are privatised.
You can read the whole article here.