“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 Deep Dive podcast: Mandates and Manifestos

The New Statesman's Deep Dive podcast.

Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood return for another episode of the Deep Dive. This time they're plunging into the murky world of election promises with Catherine Haddon, resident historian at the Institute of Government. Together they explore what an electoral mandate means, what a manifesto is for, and why we can't sue the government when they fail to keep their promises.

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