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    Now the Germany government run the bus/train trainsport service new Arriva deal ?

    How do you feel about that ? Why can't our own government run our transport service, why do they feel the need to allow Arriva to be purchased by Deutsche Bahn, that is owned by the German government 100%. Kind of makes a mockery out of privatisation.

    The European Union gave German transport company Deutsche Bahn DBN.UL approval to buy British bus operator Arriva (ARI.L) on Wednesday on condition that Deutsche Bahn sell Arriva's German business.

    Deutsche Bahn, Europe's biggest transport group by revenues, unveiled the proposed acquisition in April. It will make it Europe's No. 1 passenger carrier and may lead to a wave of transport sector consolidation.

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    Original Poster

    Expect arriva users to be squeezed even more to subsidise the German cheap transport system, in my town its only Arriva and they charge £1.80 for a short journey. You have to put some limits in place.

    Why does the British government feel its ok for the German government to run our transport infrastructure ?

    D.

    our government cant get their own house in order or run the country without crippling us, so god only knows how they will be able to run the transport system !!! but I know where your coming from, it's not right that other foreign companies can run "British" companies.

    We won the world wars, were not invaded but we are 'owned' by other countrys. If we had lost we might have been as strong as Japan or Germany!!!!!!!!!!!:{

    richp

    our government cant get their own house in order or run the country … our government cant get their own house in order or run the country without crippling us, so god only knows how they will be able to run the transport system !!! but I know where your coming from, it's not right that other foreign companies can run "British" companies.



    who cares who owns who as long as their are jobs ,they arnt nec gonna hike up prices as they need to be competitive

    youd be amazed at the amount of foreign owners of companys you THOUGHT were brittish

    That together with a sell off of the countryside. Keep all the poor people in the 'town ghettos' and make them pay through the nose if they want to venture any distance.
    Makes me start to question whether it is really such a bonus to be British. Once they sell off the NHS there will be little to differentiate us from many other countries and perhaps others will actually seem a whole lot more attractive.
    Never thought I would hear myself say that.
    Plan to sell off nature reserves
    Edited by: "WoolyM" 14th Aug 2010

    Banned

    its called globalisation. Are you suggesting BP/Shell restrict their drilling operations to UK waters only too?

    Just had a thought. Why dont we privatise the armed forces then we can hire them out to the Americans and others and at least recoup some of the costs involved in getting involved in wars?

    WoolyM

    Just had a thought. Why dont we privatise the armed forces then we can … Just had a thought. Why dont we privatise the armed forces then we can hire them out to the Americans and others and at least recoup some of the costs involved in getting involved in wars?



    Yeah lets hire them to a country with more than $13 trillion worth of debt. That's better.

    German*

    P.S It says Europe's No. 1 passenger carrier, they seem to know what they are doing, why are you worrying? Patriot.

    WoolyM

    Just had a thought. Why dont we privatise the armed forces then we can … Just had a thought. Why dont we privatise the armed forces then we can hire them out to the Americans and others and at least recoup some of the costs involved in getting involved in wars?



    or why cant we do away with armed forces and pay america to protect us



    oh wait we have been paying america to protect us since the 2nd world war

    Maybe we should privatise the Royal family. I am sure that the sale could attract buyers from around the world. Just think of all the money that rich Americans would be prepared to pay for their very own bit of Royalty. Rather sell them off than all the assets that normal people rely on. Plus we wouldnt need to continue to fund them.

    Now the Germany government run the bus/train trainsport service new … Now the Germany government run the bus/train trainsport service new Arriva deal ?



    If they ran the education system, you may have learnt English.

    ... or if there is something constitutional that we need to keep royalty why not outsource it? There are probably cheaper royals to be found elsewhere in the world. Anyone agree?

    whatsThePoint

    given that they cost each person under £1 a year and bring in millions … given that they cost each person under £1 a year and bring in millions the cost is hardly worth worrying about



    Come on now. Get in with the current ethos. Its all about maximising profits. Nothing is sacred. If you can make more profit by outsourcing royalty surely it should be considered. I am sure that we could pick up a king or two from some more remote parts of the world for a fraction of what we pay right now.
    Edited by: "WoolyM" 14th Aug 2010

    It's a cheap way in for them to bid on the rail system next.

    One thing is for certain, the German's will run it far better than us Brit's do, they are very efficient, sad but true.
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