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23 November 2014


Robin Carmody

Another example of enemy intelligence: Peter Hitchens often points out, with mocking glee, that the British road network is nationalised and heavily state-subsidised, two things that the road lobby always say they're against.

(Not that such rhetoric even fits together in most cases - the privatised railway companies require far more public money to keep going than British Rail was ever given, and if BR *had* had that money it could have been far more comparable to other European railway systems - but still.)


Yeah - Nehru or someone used to say "You needed a lot of money to keep Mahatma in poverty" when Gandhi used to play about with spinning his own loin cloth. You need an awful lot of infrastructure paid by taxation to keep the drivers driving in liberty.

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