If, however, the Labour Party's policy is totally opposed to privatisation of our railways system, it should, in my view, announce clearly and unequivocally its intention that, when returned to government at the next general election, the railways, if bythen privatised in whole or in part, will be taken back into public ownership without compensation.
The distinct declaration of such a policy would remove the distasteful necessity for Mr Blair to rely on the hitherto undependable performance of Conservative "rebels". This approach would, at the same time, be sufficient to deter both individual and institutional investors from taking part in another of this Government's more idiotic schemes.
Yours faithfully, F. A. B. lynch Bridgnorth, Shropshire 9 JanuaryReuse content