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Off the Rails

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The train derailment at Hatfield in October 2000, which cost four lives, prompted a national rethink about the state of Britain's railways. The crash has been followed by months of near-paralysis on the system, and has put privatization under the spotlight as never before.
Off the Rails looks at the disastrous consequences of private ownership for Britain's railway network and makes the case for the restoration of the system to public control. It traces the history of the privatization process from think-tanks to legislation, and how British Rail came to be sold off in a hurry in one hundred different ... Read more

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About Andrew Murray
Andrew Murray has been Chief of Staff of Unite union since 2011, and was previously its Director of Communications. He was Chair of the Stop the War Coalition. He is the author of a number of books on history and politics, including Off the Rails: The Crisis on Britain's Railways, A New Labour Nightmare and with Lindsey German Stop the ... Read more

Reviews for Off the Rails
It is not often that one can describe a book examining policy failures, management failures and risk assessment failures as a 'rattling good yarn.'
Meticulously researched and well-written, this book is a must.
Morning Star
Excellent ... a masterful analysis of the role of privatisation in the crisis currently facing the railways.
John Hendy ... Read more

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