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Edmund Burke on what’s wrong with our railways today

2017-06-23T15:51:43+00:00 June 19th, 2013|Tags: , , |

Edmund Burke, the eighteenth century philosopher and parliamentarian, once famously said that no man should be a judge in his own cause. It is remarkable that words written before the railways or the first steam engine were built, should be relevant to the problems of our transport today. However, being a judge in his own cause is exactly the unfortunate position that the Secretary of State for transport finds himself in. The Department for Transport is both the promoter of new rail schemes, such [...]