Tickets to ride

Stupid rationalisation of the week: Fares from Leamington Spa to London have gone up 10% - twice the rise of many other fares - but this is OK because it's 'balanced by lower increases elsewhere' (BBC news 1800 today) - not if you live in Leamington it's not. I used to use that line a lot (from Stratford to London) - fortunately not now.

Of course the government wants trains to be funded a lot less from taxes - rich people use their cars.