UK Rail is overpriced – and even the Daily Mail thinks so

This is their rough guide: That even the Daily Mail finds this objectionable is almost comforting… Of course the government persists in its desire to increase rail fares: Ticket prices are due to go up by 3.8 per cent from March 1, the sharpest increase since 2013. Even campaigners say cutting fares here could work… Read more

Borderline psychotic…

The FT reports that ‘Nightingale’ hospitals are to return (in fact they’ve not entirely left – both Manchester and Exeter are still using them – but ironically not for Covid purposes. I suspect their managements have taken the money and run…) Still, let us be grateful that, after Javid said there was a worldwide shortage… Read more

Sick Pay is yet another Covid problem

I thought this commentary from Clive Lewis very instructive. He draws attention to the systematic underfunding of the NHS, the crazily inadequate and very concerning sick pay level of £96.35 per WEEK, which will never ensure ‘isolation’ – together with Javid blaming the unvaccinated for the lack of NHS beds (which of course, the Conservatives… Read more