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(not satire – it’s the BBC!)

I thought BBC correspondents were supposed to report facts and news, not defend government policy or privatised services from criticism by the public.

If that’s the case, then why was the BBC’s transport correspondent – Richard Westcott – today defending the much criticised price hikes by railway companies:


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What Richard said was personal opinion and politically partisan comment – not news.

But it isn’t even true.

The British taxpayer now pays more in subsidies to the private rail companies – despite massive fare price hikes for passengers – than it did when the railways were state owned and passenger fares much cheaper.


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