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What drives me mad: signs that tell lies …

January 10, 2014 Leave a comment

… and those who write them.

I’m driving along the A-something-or-other, a couple of hours into a longish journey, and my tongue begins to feel too big for my mouth. A cup of tea would go down very nicely – and aha! what’s this? A sign that announces

TEAS NEXT LAYBY
1/4 MILE

 
But when I reach that next layby a quarter of a mile down the road, what do I see? Nada. Nothing, that is, except a litter of styrofoam teacups strewn around a torn-apart-by-foxes black bin bag. Grrr.
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That’s not fair!

October 11, 2010 1 comment

As the playground plaint is echoed in Parliament, Martyn Oliver considers the coalition’s focus on fairness.
 
The date for the government’s Comprehensive Spending Review is drawing near, and David Cameron and his cabinet colleagues are seeking to justify the predicted cuts – most particularly the cuts in longterm benefits – on the ground of fairness. Read more…