abour is finally shifting ground on the railways with a real debate going on in the party about public ownership. It is widely recognised that privatisation has been a colossal failure. Despite record levels of public subsidy we have the highest fares in Europe and private sector investment and innovation is non-existent.
The regeneration of one of London's roughest areas has been a long and slow process led by locals and the many thousands of artists who moved in to take up disused shops, factories and run down properties. That Peckham has bloomed cannot be denied, but if Network Rail has anything to do with it, they will sweep away a huge sector of artistic and creative industries