Good Yorkshire Rant on issues where the UK political parties are in agreement, and a majority of the population disagrees with them all.
It has been true, as long as there has been a privatised railway, that any British politician could do better in the polls by attacking it and by promising to reverse the privatisation….There is even a simple policy option available to make it happen: stop issuing franchises and just let them all revert. Yet no-one with any power has been willing to take the step of making this option available on the ballot. The political system’s role as a mechanism for limiting the agenda has rarely been more clear.
The parties doing well, UKIP and the SNP, are the ones breaking out of this consensus to avoid certain issues