“We are not nearly as expensive as is being presented”

Business quote of the day.

“We are not nearly as expensive as is being presented”

Liberal Democrat minister Norman Baker says the government is not attempting to drive people away from using the railways, as train fares rise above inflation for the tenth consecutive year. The MP said tickets are “not that expensive” if off-peak and advance fares are taken into consideration.

Fake train tickets made by a protestor of the hike in prices. Photograph: Getty Images

Helen Roxburgh is the online editor of Economia

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The New Statesman article that got Hillary Clinton up to speed on world affairs

It turns out the next Leader of the Free World (maybe) reads the New Statesman.

Hillary Clinton's released emails have shaken the political world. And one in particular has had a big impact – on the New Statesman office, at least. It turns out the next Leader of the Free World (maybe) learns about world news by reading the New Statesman.

While she was still serving as Secretary of State, in August 2010, her long-time adviser Sidney Blumenthal emailed her our article, "The military and the mullahs", written by William Dalrymple.

The New Statesman, "worth reading" since 25 August 2010.


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