|Grace Onions and me outside East Croydon Station on 5th January|
*I got in to a spot of bother when I was leafleting right beside the florist in front of East Croydon station. Two security officials approached me and asked me if I had a license. I apologised and leafleted outside the Visitor Centre.
The full press release is here. I picked up the leaflets from Tom Chance the day before and he got some coverage here.
|From Croydon Guardian|
Green Candidate for Croydon South, Peter Underwood was quoted in the above article and Inside Croydon covered it here.
"At the moment our train network is run on a profit-making model that’s great for shareholders but terrible for passengers. We have to put up with overcrowded trains, unreliable services, and some of the highest fares in Europe. Since privatisation, the cost of train travel has risen by 23% in real terms, and the drain on the public purse has more than doubled.
“The irony is that some of the biggest profiters are the state-owned rail companies of our European neighbours. Taxpayers’ money that should be reinvested into services is ending up in the hands of overseas shareholders. By taking back individual franchises when they expire, the Government could save over £1 billion a year every year.
“It’s time to end this rip-off and bring our railways back into public ownership.”
Caroline has also been gathering signatures at Brighton station for a formal
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