This is how Labour can renationalise the railways

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This morning I wrote that Labour is slowly moving towards a policy of railway renationalisation – something which no-one in the party seems to refute. In the piece, I said that:

“what is being encouraged by many in the Labour movement are plans to bring the network under public control piece by piece as the rail franchises expire. That’s an idea which it’s believed Maria Eagle is open to.”

Rail union TSSA have this afternoon helpfully tweeted this image which shows that many rail franchises expire between 2015 and 2020, which means that if elected Labour could bring them back under public control at little/no cost to the taxpayer:

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Nationalising the railways is a realistic and achievable goal…

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