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Last Updated: Thursday, 23 March 2006, 10:14 GMT
South East: Off the rails
Emma Wakefield
The Politics Show South East

Steam train
Those were the days for train travel

South East train users are fed up, the trains are overcrowded and expensive and nothing is joined up.

The RMT says that the Government is not putting in enough money, the commuters associations say the Government should be encouraging more people onto public transport not discouraging them and the local authorities are trying to maintain dwindling rural transport links.

Join presenter Paul Siegert on the commuter trail as he travels on one of the regions busiest commuter lines to London in search of answers.

What do you think about the South East's trains?

Text your opinion to 07786 209252 or email us via the link below.

Rant of the week

Piers Bishop Chair of Ripe and Chalvington Parish Council rants this week against the use of jargon in politics especially by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

What is the worst piece of jargon you have come across? Email us via the link below or Text your opinion to 07786 209252.


Last week's story on carers and the threat of cuts to services generated a huge response so this week we will be looking back at some of your comments, and we'll have a look at news around the region with Paul Francis the Political Editor of the Kent Messenger.

Join in

Do you have a strong opinion about something? Education, fox hunting, or chewing gum on the streets?

If there's an idea or a point of view that you are dying to share then here's your chance.

Rant of the Week gives you 60 seconds to share your opinions with our viewers.

Or do you have an idea for a story or issue that we should be covering?

Paul Siegert
Paul Siegert

To rant or to suggest stories that we should cover you can send us an email on the link below with your contact details and the subject that you would like to talk about and one of our producers will be in touch.

To get your views on the programme:

  • Text us on 07786 209252
  • Email us via the link below

The Politics Show South East

Join Paul Siegert on the Politics Show on Sunday 02 April 2006 at 12.00pm on BBC One.

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