Monthly Archives: July 2013

Ladies first

In 1960 a man from Edgware was cross. So cross in fact that he wrote to The Times. Under the title ‘Mammoths of the Tube’ he outlined the reasons for his sudden burst of outrage; ‘Sir – One complains of … Continue reading

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Nationalise that

Why we should renationalise the railways. *This post was originally published in 2013, before East Coast was pointlessly privatised. So recently I had the dubious pleasure of reading an article on the BBC which presented two points of view on whether or … Continue reading

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Our man on the Pirate Bus

Ten years ago a revelation appeared in London. To some it was part of the relentless march of technology. To others it was convenience epitomised. The Oyster card had arrived. Since its introduction it’s undoubtedly made life, on the whole, … Continue reading

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