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Postby The New California Republic » Wed May 16, 2018 9:13 am

Vassenor wrote:So the East Coast Main Line is being re-nationalised again.

Can't we just keep it like that given that it generated a net profit for the treasury last time?

I do firmly believe that it is in the public interest to keep transportation like rail in the public sector.

Since privatization, investment has gone up nine-fold, from £698m in 1994–95 to £6.84bn in 2013–14. However, reliability and punctuality has not improved at all during that time, staying at around 90%. Ergo, British Rail offered far better value for money in terms of cost to maintain reliability and punctuality.
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Postby Vassenor » Wed May 16, 2018 9:18 am

The New California Republic wrote:
Vassenor wrote:So the East Coast Main Line is being re-nationalised again.

Can't we just keep it like that given that it generated a net profit for the treasury last time?

I do firmly believe that it is in the public interest to keep transportation like rail in the public sector.

Since privatization, investment has gone up nine-fold, from £698m in 1994–95 to £6.84bn in 2013–14. However, reliability and punctuality has not improved at all during that time, staying at around 90%. Ergo, British Rail offered far better value for money in terms of cost to maintain reliability and punctuality.


Keep in mind that the infrastructure is still nationalised; Network Rail is an arms length public body of the Department for Transport.
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Postby The New California Republic » Wed May 16, 2018 9:25 am

Vassenor wrote:
The New California Republic wrote:I do firmly believe that it is in the public interest to keep transportation like rail in the public sector.

Since privatization, investment has gone up nine-fold, from £698m in 1994–95 to £6.84bn in 2013–14. However, reliability and punctuality has not improved at all during that time, staying at around 90%. Ergo, British Rail offered far better value for money in terms of cost to maintain reliability and punctuality.


Keep in mind that the infrastructure is still nationalised; Network Rail is an arms length public body of the Department for Transport.

I'm aware of that, but those statistics are mainly taking the entirety of British Rail privatization into consideration, rather than the role of Network Rail infrastructure in regards to reliability and punctuality specifically.
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Postby Imperializt Russia » Wed May 16, 2018 9:39 am

Vassenor wrote:So the East Coast Main Line is being re-nationalised again.

Can't we just keep it like that given that it generated a net profit for the treasury last time?

pfft

what is this, a sensible reason-based government?

I'm sure I've said this before, but I've got a bunch of "competency example" guidance from the government for civil service job applications. It's stuff like "managing a quality service" or "making effective decisions", with a column for what "effective" people and "ineffective" people do for different staff levels and management tiers.
The "effective" column is just meme-tier corporate buzzwords and the "ineffective" tier sums up all government departments since Thatcher because they have no sense of irony.
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Wed May 16, 2018 9:55 am

Bet you the daily mail bends itself backwards to suck off the tory's over this but would go fucking ape shite if it was that labour did it.
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Postby Imperializt Russia » Wed May 16, 2018 9:58 am

The Huskar Social Union wrote:Bet you the daily mail bends itself backwards to suck off the tory's over this but would go fucking ape shite if it was that labour did it.

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Postby Souseiseki » Wed May 16, 2018 11:30 am

the trains will always be one of the more blatant scams in modern british history.
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Postby Dooom35796821595 » Wed May 16, 2018 12:57 pm

Souseiseki wrote:the trains will always be one of the more blatant scams in modern british history.


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Postby The Archregimancy » Wed May 16, 2018 1:00 pm

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The Huskar Social Union wrote:Im near certain i saw a fucking newspaper cover about the length of her fucking fingers.

To be honest the only Royal news that I'd really care about is if one of them is in a same-sex relationship. Maybe one day.


'Maybe one day'?

Edward II and James VI & I don't count?

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Postby Imperializt Russia » Wed May 16, 2018 1:41 pm

The Archregimancy wrote:
The New California Republic wrote:To be honest the only Royal news that I'd really care about is if one of them is in a same-sex relationship. Maybe one day.


'Maybe one day'?

Edward II and James VI & I don't count?

What were you doing in a tryst with James VI and Edward II??
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Postby Vassenor » Wed May 16, 2018 1:44 pm

Imperializt Russia wrote:
The Archregimancy wrote:
'Maybe one day'?

Edward II and James VI & I don't count?

What were you doing in a tryst with James VI and Edward II??


First pass: Pretty sure the regnal numbers convention didn't come in to play until Brenda.

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Postby The Archregimancy » Wed May 16, 2018 2:17 pm

Imperializt Russia wrote:
The Archregimancy wrote:
'Maybe one day'?

Edward II and James VI & I don't count?

What were you doing in a tryst with James VI and Edward II??


Given the gap of 320 years between Edward II and James VI...

Are you judging my necrophilia?

Shame on you.

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Postby Fartsniffage » Wed May 16, 2018 2:21 pm

The Archregimancy wrote:
Imperializt Russia wrote:What were you doing in a tryst with James VI and Edward II??


Given the gap of 320 years between Edward II and James VI...

Are you judging my necrophilia?

Shame on you.


Quick question for you. Are what point does it stop being necrophilia and start being archaeological research?

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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Wed May 16, 2018 2:28 pm

Fartsniffage wrote:
The Archregimancy wrote:
Given the gap of 320 years between Edward II and James VI...

Are you judging my necrophilia?

Shame on you.


Quick question for you. Are what point does it stop being necrophilia and start being archaeological research?


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Postby The New California Republic » Wed May 16, 2018 2:31 pm

The Archregimancy wrote:
The New California Republic wrote:To be honest the only Royal news that I'd really care about is if one of them is in a same-sex relationship. Maybe one day.


'Maybe one day'?

Edward II and James VI & I don't count?

I meant current British royalty. :p
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Postby Thermodolia » Wed May 16, 2018 2:31 pm

Fartsniffage wrote:
The New California Republic wrote:To be honest the only Royal news that I'd really care about is if one of them is in a same-sex relationship. Maybe one day.


Well statistically.....

Wasn’t Prince Andrew always said to be gay?
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Postby The New California Republic » Wed May 16, 2018 2:40 pm

Thermodolia wrote:
Fartsniffage wrote:
Well statistically.....

Wasn’t Prince Andrew always said to be gay?

It's unsubstantiated, but I am of the opinion that it isn't true. However, I have no doubt that at least one of the royals is LGBT. I mean, since society is now more accepting there isn't really any reason to stay in the closet, except maybe privacy issues etc...? Maybe they fear the wrath of judgmental and opinionated Prince Philip...
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Postby Fartsniffage » Wed May 16, 2018 2:42 pm

The New California Republic wrote:
Thermodolia wrote:Wasn’t Prince Andrew always said to be gay?

It's unsubstantiated, but I am of the opinion that it isn't true. However, I have no doubt that at least one of the royals is LGBT. I mean, since society is now more accepting there isn't really any reason to stay in the closet, except maybe privacy issues etc...? Maybe they fear the wrath of judgmental and opinionated Prince Philip...


Pip spent his time the the Royal Navy, he knows what's what.

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Postby Thermodolia » Wed May 16, 2018 2:58 pm

Fartsniffage wrote:
The New California Republic wrote:It's unsubstantiated, but I am of the opinion that it isn't true. However, I have no doubt that at least one of the royals is LGBT. I mean, since society is now more accepting there isn't really any reason to stay in the closet, except maybe privacy issues etc...? Maybe they fear the wrath of judgmental and opinionated Prince Philip...


Pip spent his time the the Royal Navy, he knows what's what.

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Postby An Alan Smithee Nation » Thu May 17, 2018 1:13 am

Thermodolia wrote:
Fartsniffage wrote:
Well statistically.....

Wasn’t Prince Andrew always said to be gay?


Don't you mean Edward? Andrew was said to have had sex with underage girls.

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Postby Parti Ouvrier » Thu May 17, 2018 6:42 am

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The Huskar Social Union wrote:Couldnt give a toss about the Royals, let them have their damn wedding in peace.

Yes. I don't care about Harry and Meghan, and I am sick of hearing about it on the news. The fact that Meghan's father may not be going to the wedding was headline news. Headline news.

:roll:

I very much agree, I don't understand the Royalist cult. I wish this establishment would go and it's constitutional Monarchy structure.
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Postby Souseiseki » Thu May 17, 2018 9:20 am

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https://www.gponline.com/practice-taken ... le/1464820

this is not a drill. we have a category 2 :thinking: on our hands. this is not a drill.
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Postby The New California Republic » Thu May 17, 2018 9:22 am

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Yes, we discussed this issue on the thread several pages ago. We also concluded that the new law is moronic.
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Postby Alvecia » Thu May 17, 2018 9:22 am

Souseiseki wrote:Practice taken over by Virgin goes from outstanding to inadequate in 18 months

https://www.gponline.com/practice-taken ... le/1464820

this is not a drill. we have a category 2 :thinking: on our hands. this is not a drill.

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