It was always s***
Did I read that correctly , $12.50 or £9 for a pint of beer?!?! I pay slightly less for a liter of microbrew at the Dog Haus.London has historically been very shit. However, like India's populace, it is expanding exponentially in its shitness.
I hate London and would be quite happy to see a neutron bomb dropped on it, so as to preserve the National History and Science Museums.
London's the only place I know where they can charge £9 for a pint and a can of fizzy with a straight face.
Plus - politicians, so, y'know.
What he said. we moved out 33 years ago, ( E11) mainly for the children's sake, thank god we did, all are still alive and prospering, as are the grandchildren. My yearly visit to see the family lasts a day, that's it i cannot stand any longer, its one big colossal smelly overpriced rip-off crowded fast impersonal ignorant foul mouthed shit hole.I’m a Londoner born and bred and I ******* hate the place.
We left 10 years ago and have only been back on the odd occasion either for work or as tourists. To be honest the whole place can **** off. Every time I go back it seems further and further from the town I grew up in.
And it’s not because I’ve turned into a full on country bumpkin. I absolutely love Newcastle and Manchester. Properly cool towns with a great vibe and cool people.
London is just a playground for rich foreigners now and I keep as far away from the place as possible.
It was shit in 70’s, well Chelsea Barracks was and it was shit later in the 80’s and continued despite my gallant efforts it got worse and worse.I didn’t think that was possible.
I didn’t think that was possible.
I never ever ever thought I'd defend the tw@t Khan, but here goes....TfL wouldn't have a deficit if he'd raised fares but due to his wanting to be popular and wanting to get voted back in, he won't, so the driving fraternity have to take up the slack. It's ridiculous, he ran free buses during the lockdown and raised the congestion charge as well as changing the operating hours and still has a massive deficit!
....otherwise OK?As a child and a youth I loved london, it was a vibrant and interesting place, the swinging sixties and seventies were wonderful times, now it has morphed into a monster, controlled by self serving corrupt chancer's and idiots, inhabited by total strangers who are all after the main chance, at whatever it costs, and that is quality of life, neighborliness and a little compassion for their fellow man. its is now one big gigantic grossly overpriced open air lunatic asylum.
He's not raised fares in 5 years, they've stayed the same but over heads have gone up. March- June 2020 footfall was there, maybe not as much as usual, but he cancelled all fares on buses so no revenue whatsoever there which doesn't help the deficit when he still has to run a bus network and they never cut bus services, tube services were cut because very few would use them. If you have no income, and yearly rises to match the inflation rate, how do you expect to defeat the deficit. He went running to teh Govt for handouts and was given ultimatums to help out and he took the easy route, wallop the motorist, not the huddled masses that use the buses and provide most of his votes.I never ever ever thought I'd defend the tw@t Khan, but here goes....
The TfL deficit would still be there even if he'd raised fares. During the period March-June 2020 daily travel was virtually zero, revenue zero but fixed costs were all still there. I'm sure every other metro system, in Berlin, Vienna or wherever is in a similar position.
In every other sense, the bloke is an absolute twonk, but the state of the TfL finances is not one he can be blamed for imo.