Policy idea is off the rails

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign for the re-nationalisation of our railways is derailed before it even gets out of the station.

As long as we remain members of the European Union, Britain is simply not allowed to do this.

Ever since the First Railway Directive back in 1998, the EU has dictated that all member states must provide competition and allow independent companies to apply for non-discriminatory track access.

Mr Corbyn has only been in position for days, but it is already clear that his policy ideas are off the rails.

Jonathan Arnott, MEP,

UKIP North East,

Elwick Road,

Hartlepool.