BBC News presenter Charlie Stayt clashed with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling as rail prices have increased on average of 3.1 percent. Mr Stayt claimed many Brits would be thinking “how much worse could it get?” and that the transport system was already “failing”. He said: “Why is it right and proper that people who are not getting those wage rises are still having to pay ever-increasing rail fares, why is that fair?”
The Transport Secretary claimed he wanted to “bring down the level of fare increases”.
He said: “What we already do, what Government does, we don’t set fares, what we do is we cap them. We cap them so they can’t rise more than the rate of inflation.
“I want to change the use of the rate of inflation from the higher level to the lower level.
“But, the reality is, until the unions are prepared to withdraw threats of national rail strikes if we do that, it is frankly a difficult challenge to meet.”
BBC News: Host Charlie Stayt clashed with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling (Image: BBC)
The BBC host snapped back saying: “Well, we