Everyone is a tax payer....if you buy something from a shop, it always has VAT on it. Ever been to Burger King? It even shows you on the digital till how much of the price is VAT. Sure, i dont pay as much as say my dad, who works full time, but thats cos im 18 and inbetween uni right now.
Prativ. I have a bike. I have to cycle for 20 minutes just to get to the dam train station! Theres no way im willing to cycle from my house in molesey all the way to woking, do you have any idea how far that is? Even if i got a bus, it would take at least an hour to get there (ive tried it). Also, woking lies outside zones 1-6 which makes a card useless....
Yes i do travel within central London too, but not as much as i do going to woking. and dont even suggest i change my circle of friends to ones who are nearer :P
If you don't mind me asking Stranksy, are you a chav?
Isn't the thread title 'public transport'?
Although, the original poster says red ken is somehow increasing national train fares via his magic wavey-wand...
The extra money charged? When the companies were nationalised it would probably have gone back to the company itself or central government revenue via additional profits.
Now it would probably go back to the commpany, or the directors awarding themselves some more bonuses.
"We defy you central government and your attempts to reduce crime and fear of crime!"
Yeah, Whitehall has a habit of peeking in on CCTV in public places that is administrated and set up by the local government.
CCTV and better lighting tend to help solve crime and reduce fear of crime. They're also very useful in town centres to identify potential trouble spots outside local bars/clubs.
[QUOTE=tommorris]Fantastic. Big Brother on the Tube. Just what we really need.QUOTE]
yes, im sure theres hoards of people sitting there, watching your every move....or MAYBE, maybe they're trying to catch terrorists and stop them blowing up the entire underground
also, public transport in london is brilliant, esp considering the state it used to be in. they froze the prices for AGES and now its going up so it feels really expensive but is actually perfectly reasonable