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Old 10.04.2017, 12:19
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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So what if Deutsche Bahn, which is a subsidiary of the German government, owns some trains in the UK.
It's far bigger than that, but I don't see the current state of affairs r.e. rail transport, changing any time soon. I just see it as another factor that's up in the air, and will remain so for many years to come.

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Yet many of Britain’s rail franchises are already owned and operated by state-owned companies – from Germany, the Netherlands and France. Through a complex web of international subsidiaries, both state-owned and majority state-owned railway companies are operating millions of rail journeys across Britain.

And the profits are flowing back to their countries, funding public transport and spending across Europe. Here are the top-performing foreign state-owned franchises on Britain’s rail network…
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015...n_8003970.html
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