Wow it's amazing how many words have been put in my mouth. Now I'm accused of conspiracy theories.
To make it clear, the only reason I suggested for politicians not raising fuel taxes is fear that there would be protests (pretty much fear of losing an election) Indeed, there were mass protests in UK regarding fuel prices so it's understandable.
Freetrader and Gilles seem determined to group me with other people who may have claimed the European rail network is superior or that cars/ Americans are bad.
I merely responded to Gilles' claim (that low fuel prices mean no demand for trains) by suggesting that these low fuel prices may be subject to debate. And it *may* be worth asking if it would be sensible for them to rise. I then gave my opinion that perhaps the government would prefer not to piss off the public in this way.
You're welcome to disagree with me on these points but don't start labelling me pro European, anti American, or some kind of crazed conspiracy theorist.