“It’s hard to imagine how, had they won in 2010, a Labour government would be facing the EU’s current economic and political woes. Labour’s words about the European Union were always softer and more favourable than the Tories’, but Blair’s commitment to put Britain at the heart of Europe always had a hollow ring. Being outside the Euro, Britain would have been partially sidelined in any case, but under Labour you could be sure the government would have tried to cling to whatever influence it had.”
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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.