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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-40953427

Fracking in the UK unlikely to be viable according to prof at heriot-watt

Aug 17, 2017 at 11:01 AM | Unregistered CommenterDiogenes

Re: UK Train Fares

UK Gov't aim is to reduce train/rail taxpayer subsidies and ultimately make users pay full cost.

imho Fares should be increasing by RPI + x to speed up no taxpayer subsidies.

Aug 17, 2017 at 12:26 AM | Registered CommenterPcar

Interesting

1. Why Was This 'Crowd Hire' Company Recruiting $25 An Hour 'Political Activists' In Charlotte Last Week?

...So what is "Crowds on Demand?" According to their own website, they're in the business of sourcing large crowds of people to "provide clients with protests, rallies, [and] flash-mobs" all over the country...

2. No, D-Day Wasn’t Won by Masked, Leftist Thugs…

PS stewgreen, thx for Camel img

Aug 17, 2017 at 12:16 AM | Registered CommenterPcar

@stewgreen, Aug 15, 2017 at 10:34 PM

Faceberk image is paywalled

Aug 16, 2017 at 6:50 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

Aug 16, 2017 at 3:15 PM by stewgreen

"RC if you follow the and link to VoucherCloud you'll see they had a gerrymandered way of calculating"
In what way is it gerrymandering? It looks like they had a set of rules and applied them to every country. They could have chosen non-capital cities and compared as London is so different, but that is another matter.

"Yes many people might work 200 days a year but they still might use their season ticket on their days off so 250 seems reasonable."
I don't think many London commuters would want to spend many of their holiday days in London! They might want to visit the theatre there, but they could do that after work. And going up in the afternoon would be much cheaper than during the rush hours, so savings would be less. You are expecting commuters to travel to London EVERY WEEKDAY of the year, apart from bank holidays. It just doesn't happen!

"Surely people are smart enough to set up their ticket so they take their holiday when it expires and don't buy z new ticket until they get back ?"
Their holidays would move later every year, which often isn't possible when their are other considerations top consider, like school holidays and the not unknown problem of having political coups when everyone else is in the office, and you are away! It is why August is so popular to go away - everyone does! Monthly and weekly tickets can be used, but they are more expensive, so the savings are not as much as they might be.

There is also the inability to reduce travel costs if you are allowed to work at home for a day each week.

Aug 16, 2017 at 6:07 PM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

BBC drip drip drip
And language tricks
Something bad is happening to fish , so let's call it fracking
If "fracking" was a brand it could sue the BBC for defamation.

https://www.twitter.com/ScienceSunday42/status/895430966205964288

Aug 16, 2017 at 4:49 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Aug 10 Radio 4 aired Nigel Lawson to balance Al Gore segment 3 times as long
: LibMob outraged

Aug 6 Radio 4 aired the anti-fracking nun
"All land is holy so should not have hydrocarbon pipelines beneath it" (cos CO2 is killing the planet)
- there was no balancing voice apart from the presenter
No outage from LibMob... Despite the nun being a non-expert

Aug 16, 2017 at 3:21 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

RC if you follow the link to VoucherCloud you'll see they had a gerrymandered way of calculating

Yes many people might work 200 days a year but they still might use their season ticket on their days off so 250 seems reasonable.
Surely people are smart enough to set up their ticket so they take their holiday when it expires and don't buy z new ticket until they get back ?

Aug 16, 2017 at 3:15 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Aug 16, 2017 at 12:58 PM by stewgreen

Were the other country's prices for season tickets as well?

Most commuters have paid leave, in addition to the bank holidays, and most will need to travel into the City.

That would be a daily 46 mile journey and back, for around 225 days, for around £5100 pa, around 25p/mile.

Aug 16, 2017 at 3:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterRobert Christopher

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