never any sense in a slanging match wurlycorner, except to say that your position is hardly unbiased....
...but to be fair to you; the flip side of that is that you might also be better informed than me.
And while I could probably trawl for media information to 'prove' how shoddy the railways are, anyone in his right mind realises that the media tell us what they choose; and what you believe tends to relate to what side of the fence you're sitting on in the first place. Currently, its lets rubbish the UK Trucker.... with the likely result that even more foreign companies will take a greater proportion of the business.
If you can explain briefly though, I'd be curious why we pour substantial sums of public money into a company that's been private for about three decades ago, that seems just odd. Is it coz they know the roads couldn't cope if the railways weren't available?
If its any comfort, last time I went to London, by coach, I hated it and swore 'never again', it only cost me £3.50 each away, but it was very inconvenient and whoever designed the suspension of the coach wanted shooting!
Anyways, Greenhouse beckons.
Me thinks the real solution here though is to go around and steal Mandrake's Ion though [only joking!]