5 December, 2020

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The Great Train Snobbery: UK Chancellor With A Standard Ticket And Sat In First Class

Rachel Townsend, a correspondent for ITV’s Granada Reports programme, had been travelling on the same train and tweeted: “Very interesting train journey to Euston. Chancellor George Osborne just got on at Wilmslow with a standard ticket and he has sat in first. His aide tells ticket collector he cannot possibly move and sit with the likes of us in standard class and requests he is allowed to remain in First Class. Ticket collector refuses.”

Was it true? Had Osborne, moments before the Tory chief whip, Andrew Mitchell, was forced to resign for reportedly calling a policeman a pleb, really refused to sit in standard, triggering a story that was quickly labelled The Great Train Snobbery?

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    Just because the skin is white their societies are not free of the riff raff as ours or anywhere else. The only difference is that, most get their just deserts from the public and their Legal System, whereas in ours they continue to repeat over and over.

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    how is our legal system and governance.
    they are using those only for their advantages and not only using but abusing it take revenges from innocents.

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    How can you guys compare this kind of incidents with those of SL ?. Even in hundred years for sure, it wont be the case. Not the politicians, but we ourselves should improve our qualities. These laws are tough, but to get on with HOMO SAPIENS, you need to have these laws.

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      Pubudini, I am sure you are refering to Homo Serpents? and their first cousins Public Serpents found a plenty in this country.

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