Chances are, commuters coming here are paying a lot less monthly than you are
Bear in mind, of course that the RMT's collective opinion is that Britain's rails should be publicly owned. Says RMT General Secretary Mick Cash says:
Anger is mounting over the government's indifference to the plight of commuters and rightly so. The way that this minority administration turns a blind eye to the great British rail rip-off is an absolute disgrace.
It is a national scandal that UK passengers pay the largest proportion of their salaries in the EU just for travelling to and from work and are forced to endure unreliable and rammed out trains as part of the deal.
It is time that the government stopped foreign rail companies treating commuters as a bovine herd to be packed in and routinely milked with the proceeds shipped abroad to keep fares down in other European cities. The only solution to this racket is public ownership.
Cow metaphors aside, it's unlikely that the price of commuting into London is going to drop — or freeze in real terms — any time soon.
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