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  1. Revilo

    Brexit matters

    Perhaps they could re-hire Jo Swinson as leader too, given what a success she was.
  2. Revilo

    Grand or Smart Stations To Arrive At In Contrast To The Town It Serves

    Bridgwater has a Brunel-designed, grade II* listed station with large booking office, canopies and covered footbridge. It’s charming. The town…isn’t (apart from a few parts).
  3. Revilo

    Brexit matters

    Glad to see that London has now reclaimed its top trading status, from Amsterdam. https://www.ft.com/content/e24110dd-aed2-4122-8d22-600edae889a7
  4. Revilo

    Brexit matters

    It wasn’t a club, it was a prison
  5. Revilo

    Brexit matters

    Who’s suggesting disenfranchising people?
  6. Revilo

    Brexit matters

    Exactly - as people get older and more experienced they are more likely to turn to Leave.
  7. Revilo

    Brexit matters

    Today is Brexit’s fifth birthday! A new poll from Savanta Comres shows that one in seven 2016 Remainers would vote not to rejoin the EU, compared to just one in ten Leavers who would. Overall, 51% of those polled would vote against rejoining the bloc in a second vote, with 49% in favour. Over...
  8. Revilo

    Trivia - contrasting stations with similar CRS codes

    Poole (POO) has a lot more trains than Poppleton (POP), but a more unfortunate CRS code!
  9. Revilo

    UK members, what is your preferred politcal party?

    Always vote Conservative except once (for the Brexit Party).
  10. Revilo

    Signallers should no longer be referred to as "signalmen"

    I see no problem at all in referring to signalmen, firemen, binmen etc. Especially when the vast majority of (for example) firemen are men (93% in 2020) and there is no reason to suggest that this should change. There’s nothing wrong with accepting the reality that some roles are better suited...
  11. Revilo

    Extensive TfW cancellations on Valley Lines - Sun 30/5

    Perhaps it’s because they got rid of their pacers!
  12. Revilo

    The Batley & Spen by-election

    Alternatively it could split the Brexit vote, ie left-leaning ‘working class’ Brexiteers who might have voted Conservative without Galloway might be tempted to vote for him instead
  13. Revilo

    Trivia - stations with too many platforms

    Bournemouth has at least 2 platforms that rarely see a passenger train.
  14. Revilo

    Trivia: Train services with no intermediate stops

    Quite a few Looe to Liskeard trains have no intermediate passenger stops, and a few Par to Newquays too.
  15. Revilo

    What is the busiest station without a staffed booking office?

    Bescot Stadium comes close to Warblington, only being open Mondays and Fridays for two hours, and most of the day on Saturday. Closed on every other day.
  16. Revilo

    Trivia: Journey with a change quicker than the direct service

    About 2 hours longer on the direct train Bristol to Stansted than via London! You could leave Bristol 40 minutes later than the direct 06:23 and still get to Stansted almost an hour and a half earlier going via Paddington. Direct train is more expensive too.
  17. Revilo

    Trivia - Largest towns served by just one TOC

    XC don’t currently serve it (but hopefully will again), but Weston S M population only 71,000
  18. Revilo

    May 2021 Timetable Change

    How come in the May timetable some of the Newquay branch trains don’t stop at the halts? They do again in September. Pity no through trains to London or the north.
  19. Revilo

    Priti Patel wants more first-past-the-post elections

    FPTP is by far the best voting system. Having worked in poling station, people just don’t understand voting systems other than ‘you vote for the person you want to win’. PR means messy coalitions between parties after the vote whereas FPTP is clear and much more decisive.
  20. Revilo

    Brexit matters

    I’m afraid they are inevitable. If not now, in years to come. Much better to be in control of our own destiny

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