Reply to post: Re: Only nationalise OpenReach

Labour: Free British broadband for country if we win general election

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Re: Only nationalise OpenReach

"Having an infrastructure provider as Network Rail in public hands where private operators compete on is a good thing. Whether you agree that Train Operating Companies should be private or public is another matter. I see very few people debate that Network Rail should be privatised too.

Why not replicate the set up for rail similar to that for broadband?"

Why not? Because having the rail infrastructure separate from the operators gives the former no incentive to do a good job and denies the latter the means to do so. It was an arrangement guaranteed to produce little improvement on BR days. That's why not.

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