On the Wrong Line: How Ideology and Incompetence Wrecked Britain's Railways by Christian Wolmar
Approx. 149,390 words.
Published on August 23, 2012 by
Britain's rail privatisation was one of the greatest political failures of recent history.
This acclaimed book serves as a valuable reminder of the risks of privatising a single, state-owned service and breaking it up into competing entities, linked by contracts instead of a shared service ethos... mistakes the Coalition Government now seems determined to repeat with the National Health Service