Tag Archives: London

The saga continues—my commuting diary says less than 5% of trains are on time

About a month ago, in January, after a rather interesting saga that involved my train operator, Southeastern, and my MP, Jim Dowd, to whom I decided to complain about the constant misery of commuting, I made a promise. I promised … Continue reading

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

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“Passenger taken ill” is the new signal failure

You’ve got to admit, train companies have used the old “signal failure” excuse for too long and too often. Fortunately, they have now come up with a brand new excuse for their incompetence—and that’s “passenger taken ill”. I do get … Continue reading

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Ronald Reagan’s lesson—how to handle strikers

I don’t think there’s anything the British people hate more than “industrial actions” by numerous instances, especially the transport system. In London, where millions of people depend on public transport, even a single day of a transport strike disrupts not … Continue reading

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London is burning, thanks to lack of integration

A few years ago, I had a discussion with an acquaintance about loitering youths around my area. I mentioned that I felt disturbed by the fact that local black youngsters loiter around my house, sit on my fence and occasionally … Continue reading

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The Royal Wedding

It is certainly interesting to experience something this magnificent and glorious once in one’s lifetime. Despite the crowds. But the keyword here is ‘once’.

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