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Reasons To Hate My Country No. 572

Old Oct 10th 2008, 1:12 pm
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...alty-fare.html
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Old Oct 10th 2008, 1:21 pm
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I hate the Daily Mail too.

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Old Oct 10th 2008, 1:23 pm
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No, that's just another reason not to use public transport .

I miss propper beer, "Bishops finger" and "Speckled hen" along with warm summer afternoons spent in the pub garden (the one next to the river/in the park in Ross-on-wye, where they hold the duck race) complaining to friends about hosepipe bans. Also Fox's glacier and Polo mints .
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Default Re: Reasons To Hate My Country No. 572

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with warm summer afternoons spent in the pub garden
Bloody hell - it's been a long time since you were last here then.

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Bloody hell - it's been a long time since you were last here then.
Now you mention it...over 5 years .

Note to self: Must return to the mother land for refill of patriotism.
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Now you mention it...over 5 years .

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Wow..couldn't get over the price of the rail ticket from Manchester to London (GBP 115) for a 262-km-long one way trip.

A similar one-way fare in Australia, say Melbourne to Wagga Wagga (369 km long trip) is A$25 or GBP 9.70 !!
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so lets all hate the UK by focusing on the petty-minded train jobsworth rather than love the UK for the rather more heartwarming reaction of all the fellow passengers?

'Everyone was happy to help and someone even put in £30.
Mrs Ainscow, a grandmother of 11 from Bolton in Greater Manchester, said she was "overwhelmed" by the generosity of her fellow passengers
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Wow..couldn't get over the price of the rail ticket from Manchester to London (GBP 115) for a 262-km-long one way trip.

A similar one-way fare in Australia, say Melbourne to Wagga Wagga (369 km long trip) is A$25 or GBP 9.70 !!
the pre-booked ticket she had was £11.50
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so lets all hate the UK by focusing on the petty-minded train jobsworth rather than love the UK for the rather more heartwarming reaction of all the fellow passengers?

'Everyone was happy to help and someone even put in £30.
Mrs Ainscow, a grandmother of 11 from Bolton in Greater Manchester, said she was "overwhelmed" by the generosity of her fellow passengers
No - the generosity and sense of charity of the fellow passengers has always been a feature of the country - it's the attitude of officials and bureaucrats that's changed in recent years..............
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the pre-booked ticket she had was £11.50
That's more like it !
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with a name like wrigglesworth, he deserved it
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Reasons To Hate My Country No. 573:

Fall in oil price in last 3 months = 45%
Fall in UK petrol price in last 3 months = 9%

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/pressass/20...l-6323e80.html

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Reasons To Hate My Country No. 573:

Fall in oil price in last 3 months = 45%
Fall in UK petrol price in last 3 months = 9%

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/pressass/20...l-6323e80.html

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You think the UK is the only country to do that?
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You think the UK is the only country to do that?
No, but we are the worst at it............. US prices are much lower than in July, for example. The punitive tax element in the price doesn't help, admittedly.........
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