In an interview in today's Daily Mail the head of the Association of Train Operating companies branded rail passengers as "worse than benefits cheats."
"Who are these people?" opined Micheal Roberts, ATOC CEO. "They buy a ticket for a train journey, expect to get there on time AND be able to sit down. This is the problem with Broken Britain - everybody thinks life owes them a living."
When it was pointed out that a return rail journey of roughly 200 miles costs more than the price of air fare to New York he retorted "not if you fly first class as I do - in economy they treat you like cattle."