“At the TUC conference this week in Brighton, RMT union boss Bob Crow asked his colleagues to back a British referendum on the EU. His call for a referendum was roundly rejected. On the internet, the group Labour for a Referendum has posted three times [1, 2, 3] on LabourList recently, arguing that the Labour Party ought to call for an In or Out of the EU referendum as soon as possible. Although three quarters of people over 50 want a referendum, I’m unconvinced on whether we need one. Here’s why I think Labour should absolutely not back an EU referendum now, or for at least 12 months”
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🇪🇺 citizen, 🇬🇧 passport, 🇩🇪 resident. Teaches @CollegeofEurope. Pretty tired of #Brexit, now tweeting about 🇪🇺 transport & railways. Member @die_gruenen
I've only once before encountered this - in Thailand
Where having a ticket for a stop *further* than the one you are going to was not able to be used if you got off earlier...
This is pretty weird if you think about it. But weird pricing means weird enforcement I suppose!
@Card5hark @jonworth Hi there. Advance tickets are only available for select journeys/routes in limited numbers. Additionally these tickets wouldn't permit getting off a stop earlier, they're fixed and you must travel on the set train from your origin to your destination. ^Alex.S
Also this is not dissimilar to the increasing % of the UK population showing Settler behaviour that @campaignstrat has observed.
1/ Thread on understanding the authoritarian disposition:
The authoritarian mindset is present in ~33% of the population, split roughly equally between right and left.
It is 50% inheritable, 50% from other factors.