Few ideas are as strangled at birth quite as effectively as the government’s planned Great British Railway has been. Wales and Scotland run their own railway systems. The new rail network the government has announced is for England alone.
OK, take that as being true.
Governments have known nationalisation is the only real answer to rail management for more than a century now. It was actually seriously toyed with after WW1. Three national railways will work in that regard. Now was the time to deliver that outcome. But the government has ducked again to keep friends in industry and finance (in particular) happy. It’s another rail disaster in the making.
Take that as being a testable proposition.
OK, are the Scots and Welsh systems currently better than the English? If not, why not?