"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Saturday, 3 September 2011

EuroStar Fail

Whoever at EuroStar thought it was a good idea to refuse to accept Sterling in the trains' buffet cars needs his/her head examining. The company has just finished a 7-day experiment to "gauge customers' reactions" to paying for refreshments in euros only.

As Gerard Batten, UKIP MEP for London, said: "It would mean we couldn’t use our own currency on a train in our own country ..."

I'm only surprised that the trial lasted as long as it did and that passengers didn't riot. In fact, I'm quite disappointed that other British passengers didn't kick up more of a stink about this proposal.

I'd like to implement a 7-day trial on EuroStar: gather together all the europratocracy and stick them on the trains, in the tunnels, with as many croissants and cups of coffee as they like, and then seal both ends.   For on-board entertainment they'd be restricted to an endless loop of "I know what you did last Summer" and "Above us the Waves".

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4 comments:

  1. Brainwave of the day!
    Right there ;-)

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  2. Hi Max, your logo is a definite improvement :-)

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  3. Yes, GV, absolutely - I'd take it one stage further - once they're all in there and both ends sealed up, then blow the damned thing up, (somewhere out in the Channel), and let the sea in - job done, out of our misery for good!

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  4. Over at Max's Ampers suggests an on-train video loop of themselves gorging in hotels and restaurants at our expense.
    Spider, you are too sentimental, no quick end for them, just a few teaspoons to try and tunnel their way out.

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