Friday, 07th October 2016
A word of warning. If someone with a lilting French accent calls up asking for €1.5 billion to help 18-year-olds discover Europe and fall in love with the EU project all over again, they have probably confused Interel with Interail. The free ticket scheme seems to be the latest desperate initiative to win popular approval since Juncker’s promise to provide free Wi-Fi in all city centres. The main drawback to the scheme is not the problem of funding but the demise of the night train. What Interail experience was complete without sleepless nights in a crowded couchette, sharing stale biscuits with new found friends?