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30 Dec 17 12:59
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Chris Grayling - east coast railway. The holy grail of privatisation floundering again.
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Report moisok December 30, 2017 1:56 PM GMT
Oh I don't know.  I think merkel is doing well leading the eu to the east.  It's the 40s all over again.
Report Dr Crippen December 30, 2017 5:59 PM GMT
Only the railways aren't run on a truly privatised basis.
That had failed when the government took over Railtrack, and handed out franchising.

The trouble with the railways is the same as the rest of the country now.
Too many people.
Report moisok December 30, 2017 8:46 PM GMT
wot's the troof about how the foreigners run in over the oggin?

but then quite a few foreigners run the utilities here don't they?

perhaps that is where the problem lays

and they own half the airports too

time for a change  ho ho
Report trilby22 December 30, 2017 10:14 PM GMT
Is u a transphobic Mo?
Report trilby22 December 30, 2017 10:16 PM GMT
My apologies, I really though I had just invented that word Laugh

Is u a transfobia?
Report trilby22 December 30, 2017 10:18 PM GMT
^ thought.  Whisky's working.  Note, there's no E in Scotch :D
Report moisok December 30, 2017 10:19 PM GMT
hang on trilb

I will fight my way through the alcoholic fumes

No babes, I am  a LGBTQI  TRANS  honey

all the best

Report moisok December 30, 2017 10:21 PM GMT
I fight for the right to continue as we are and to be left alone by all this excited 'torch bearers' who have seized the issue for their own political use and agrandizement etc

Can't we be left alone to enjoy ourselves

all the best
Report moisok December 30, 2017 10:22 PM GMT
totally the opposite
Report trilby22 December 30, 2017 10:30 PM GMT
I'll leave you and your kind to seize your own tissues and to leave mine alone, thank you very much!

Keep it Kleen Wink
Report trilby22 December 30, 2017 10:31 PM GMT
Btw, you'll need a NBC suit to get thru these fumes of piscatorial studies.
Report moisok December 30, 2017 10:56 PM GMT
there is nothing KIND about us when we have the whip hand  ho ho

what you may not understand is that the tiny minority that tries to speak for us

has that whip hand and it can be used to control political issues
against what I would call the  majority who have no interest  but would be forced to
act against their own interests to deny they are transphobic anti gay, gay marriage, etc etc

it is the screaming few who now dominate the political spectrum
Report moisok December 30, 2017 10:58 PM GMT
I actually have worn many NBCD suits in the past - now there's one for you

they are horrible things to wear

as are the gas masks - try it for 24 hours  yuk!!!  I did in a past life
Report trilby22 December 30, 2017 11:18 PM GMT
To be serious for a wee sec, Mo, my brother was in both Gulf Wars.  Horrible things they are, indeed.  Thank Goodness they weren't put to the proper test.
Report moisok December 31, 2017 5:32 PM GMT
Indeed - awful - I was way before then - going to action stations etc - and very clumsy things too - particularly the masks.  And the smell  yuk!!
Report treetop January 3, 2018 10:05 PM GMT
Branson has been milking the UK taxpayer via Virgin for more than a decade but seems to get credit for it,knighted by Labour but a tax avoider for 40 years ?
Report moisok January 3, 2018 11:40 PM GMT
but how much of Virgin does he own now?
Report moisok January 3, 2018 11:42 PM GMT
I am not certain he owns much at all and he certainly doesn't control them

very clever chappie!!!
Report sageform January 4, 2018 7:46 AM GMT
I would never trust him after he took Virgin public, halved the share price in a year or so and then bought it back as a private company. He blamed the market for undervaluing it but I never believed that story.
Report treetop January 4, 2018 9:49 PM GMT
Currently reading a great investigative book about Branson by Tom Bower, tears his reputation to shreds and exposes his habit of running rungs around the various civil servants Virgin locks horns with.Threatens them with legal action and usually gets £100 million plus grants and compensation for their ineptitude. The Transport ministry has been worse than useless for 20 years and gets rid of the only competent leadership every now and again.
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