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A seven-year-old girl was "crushed unconscious" on an overcrowded commuter train run by Britain's worst rail company.
Laura Booth, who stands just 3ft tall, began vomiting and passed out in a standing position because she was so tightly wedged between other commuters.
There was no space for her to lie down so her grandfather Mike Pearce, 54, had to hold her limp body upright for ten minutes until the next station.
Originally posted by morganathefey
goodness how awfull poor girl, i cant begin to imagain how her grand father must have felt....i cant belive that the other people didnt give her a few more inches.
Nearly half of the £1.5 billion in dividends paid out in the last five years by nine private train operators and rolling-stock companies has been funded by unpaid tax, according to a detailed analysis for RMT by tax expert Richard Murphy of Tax Research.
Almost £1.3 billion of deferred tax is owed by the biggest six train-operating companies (Tocs) and the three rolling-stock leasing companies (Roscos) - but this is tax that will most likely never be paid, and is effectively a hidden subsidy that dramatically increases cash profit levels.