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Hard habit to break

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For transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin, talking nonsense seems to be a hard habit to break.

Patrick McLoughlin, speech, 19 May 2016

According to Mr McLoughlin, GB railways have grown overcrowded as the country slipped down the global infrastructure league table (whatever that is).

As can be seen, the ORR / TfL count of London commuter rail showed no real change in overcrowding over the period 1990 – 2008. If Mr McLoughlin has better figures, which support his speechwriter’s point, maybe he’ll present them.

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Written by beleben

May 20, 2016 at 11:36 am

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  1. Unlike the many others spouting the wonders of HS2, Patrick is no good at rhetoric. No, pure-bred porkies are his speciality.

    CLaudAdonut

    May 22, 2016 at 11:59 am


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