None to date has been quite so farcical as the prospect of one quango, British Rail, paying another quango, Railtrack, compensation for politically engineered strife with its workforce. The signalmen are being deliberately cornered so that they can take the blame for the privatisation shambles.
The compensation will not be a private sector corporate liability, it will come straight from the Treasury, where you and I put it. If there's money floating around, it should go to the signalmen, who have certainly made a decent case for it.
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