You lot haven't kept your election pledges
You lot left us a deficit
Labour are now criticising the RPI+1 rise that has been brought in by the Coalition (after the hard work of local MPs) even though it is the amount their party proposed in an Opposition day motion.
Railfare has rapidly become a game of Political football.
OK, I know that I am a Liberal Democrat (boo hiss!) but primarily I am a husband and a father, a man who tries to earn an honest wage and support my family and I am seeing my wages slowly pouring down a black hole and it seems to me, as a consumer and voter that whomever wins - I still lose out.
It appears that successive Government legislation means that not much can be done.
Or is it?
To be honest, the local Tory MPs have done well to limit the rise having fought George Osborne's budget announcement (of RPI+3) and have lobbied the Ministers of transport on our behalf. Personally, Labour's calls seem a tad opportunistic.
But, if I was to carry on being honest - I'm starting to lose faith in the whole damn thing and am starting to feel pretty much defeated by the whole thing, resigned to paying more and more until I eventually can't afford to travel on the trains.
Here are the price rises from 2004-12 (thanks to John Ward's blog for 2004-11!!!)
The fact of the matter is the prices keep rising and no one has any real solutions and it seems to be a constant rise under both parties.
There are a lot of Pie in the sky ideas like renationalising the network or cooperatively run franchises - all well and good but Southeastern still have the franchise and the Government are still setting the permission to raise prices.
So where does that leave us?
To be frank - I've almost given up and I'm walking out of the stands of this game, I tire of watching it and am resigned to paying more until the day I have to resign because I can't afford to travel.
It is issues like this and the petty squabbling and point scoring that has left many people disenchanted with politics as nothing seems to change.