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viking's no1 21-02-2016 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Pistol Knight (Post 12831807)
Deli Alli

Wrong thread. You should have posted on the 'Pretenious pricks who are also *****' thread.

Hitchin Eagle 22-02-2016 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by strawberry mivi (Post 12829854)
I haven't been annoyed by it recently but...
the way all the small towns in America call themselves cities.

And suburbs too. In the US Penge would probably a city.

little al 22-02-2016 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Hitchin Eagle (Post 12832962)
And suburbs too. In the US Penge would probably a city.

Inverness IS a city and you can walk from one end to the other in 15 mins.

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 22-02-2016 01:43 PM

London Taxi drivers. The venerable, rough diamond, man of the people, honest to goodness, there when Jack the Hat got shot, competition loathing Cabbie!

For a long time I have been a strong advocate of black cabs, but I got bitten this weekend and now will take my trade elsewhere.

£40 from Victoria to Tower Bridge!

Given the much vaunted "knowledge" and claims to know the best routes, my man still waited until £15 was on the clock, a mile up Victoria Street, just outside 1VS in fact to suggest he might try another route. So we skipped around Whitehall, but down Northumberland Ave on to Embankment. There we processed in the roadwork infested snail paced jam until Tower Hill. Those road-works on VS and Embankment did not spring up that morning and he knew full well it was the longest route. I hope the extras he made from me justify the loss from his colleague, from now on.

Apparently it was Boris' fault. I didn’t realise he had shut every single road in London, except the one which takes the longest and permits arrogant cab drivers to trouser the benefit.

Addison Lee, it turns out, would have been £15 with pick-up from the public car park at the Gatwick Express gate / Victoria Place, next to the very taxi rank I used. This experience led me to try Uber and I see with the Hackney Carriage’s days are numbered.

TopKnot 22-02-2016 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Murphy's Fringe (Post 12833050)
London Taxi drivers. The venerable, rough diamond, man of the people, honest to goodness, there when Jack the Hat got shot, competition loathing Cabbie!

For a long time I have been a strong advocate of black cabs, but I got bitten this weekend and now will take my trade elsewhere.

£40 from Victoria to Tower Bridge!

Given the much vaunted "knowledge" and claims to know the best routes, my man still waited until £15 was on the clock, a mile up Victoria Street, just outside 1VS in fact to suggest he might try another route. So we skipped around Whitehall, but down Northumberland Ave on to Embankment. There we processed in the roadwork infested snail paced jam until Tower Hill. Those road-works on VS and Embankment did not spring up that morning and he knew full well it was the longest route. I hope the extras he made from me justify the loss from his colleague, from now on.

Apparently it was Boris' fault. I didn’t realise he had shut every single road in London, except the one which takes the longest and permits arrogant cab drivers to trouser the benefit.

Addison Lee, it turns out, would have been £15 with pick-up from the public car park at the Gatwick Express gate / Victoria Place, next to the very taxi rank I used. This experience led me to try Uber and I see with the Hackney Carriage’s days are numbered.

Circle line would have cost you just over 2 quid and taken about 10 mins :D

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 22-02-2016 01:56 PM

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Originally Posted by TopKnot (Post 12833065)
Circle line would have cost you just over 2 quid and taken about 10 mins :D

Yes, that's a whole other entry on this thread, but will save that for another day.

Breaking rocks 22-02-2016 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by little al (Post 12833037)
Inverness IS a city and you can walk from one end to the other in 15 mins.

It used to be if the place had a cathedral then it was a city but don't know if that is still the case?

Nork1 22-02-2016 02:01 PM

Boris Johnson. I don't live in London any more, why am I still hearing about this ****?

Jim Cannon 22-02-2016 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Murphy's Fringe (Post 12833050)
London Taxi drivers. The venerable, rough diamond, man of the people, honest to goodness, there when Jack the Hat got shot, competition loathing Cabbie!

For a long time I have been a strong advocate of black cabs, but I got bitten this weekend and now will take my trade elsewhere.

£40 from Victoria to Tower Bridge!

Given the much vaunted "knowledge" and claims to know the best routes, my man still waited until £15 was on the clock, a mile up Victoria Street, just outside 1VS in fact to suggest he might try another route. So we skipped around Whitehall, but down Northumberland Ave on to Embankment. There we processed in the roadwork infested snail paced jam until Tower Hill. Those road-works on VS and Embankment did not spring up that morning and he knew full well it was the longest route. I hope the extras he made from me justify the loss from his colleague, from now on.

Apparently it was Boris' fault. I didn’t realise he had shut every single road in London, except the one which takes the longest and permits arrogant cab drivers to trouser the benefit.

Addison Lee, it turns out, would have been £15 with pick-up from the public car park at the Gatwick Express gate / Victoria Place, next to the very taxi rank I used. This experience led me to try Uber and I see with the Hackney Carriage’s days are numbered.

You should have got his number and reported him for that surely.

Jim Cannon 22-02-2016 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Breaking rocks (Post 12833091)
It used to be if the place had a cathedral then it was a city but don't know if that is still the case?

They would have built one in Croydon years ago if that was still the case, they have been trying to get city status for decades:D

Breaking rocks 22-02-2016 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim Cannon (Post 12833101)
They would have built one in Croydon years ago if that was still the case, they have been trying to get city status for decades:D

:D Yes, after I posted I remembered that godless hell hole called Brighton.

biggus mickus 22-02-2016 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by little al (Post 12833037)
Inverness IS a city and you can walk from one end to the other in 15 mins.

Are you a slow walker?

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 22-02-2016 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim Cannon (Post 12833097)
You should have got his number and reported him for that surely.

Yes you are right and regret not taking the badge number. The red mist had descended.

I have had a look on the PCO website and there is a line about devious routes. While the route taken was direct, it was not the quickest option at all and the issues wre not spontaneous.

This is the first time I have had poor service, and fundamentally have accepted the slight premium in cost for ease of use and trust in their proffession.

Chris K 22-02-2016 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Breaking rocks (Post 12833091)
It used to be if the place had a cathedral then it was a city but don't know if that is still the case?

Apparently on the south coast they believe you can join two towns together and call it a city

Selhurst Celtic 22-02-2016 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Murphy's Fringe (Post 12833050)
London Taxi drivers. The venerable, rough diamond, man of the people, honest to goodness, there when Jack the Hat got shot, competition loathing Cabbie!

People who don't know that Jack McVitie was stabbed to death, not shot. Now where to guv? Don't go South the river by the way.

BERT'S HEAD 22-02-2016 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 12833275)
People who don't know that Jack McVitie was stabbed to death, not shot. Now where to guv? Don't go South the river by the way.

More people claim to have been in the Blind Beggar on that infamous night than were at the Palace-Burnley game.

stevek 22-02-2016 04:12 PM

I was in the Blind Beggar.

Admittedly, that was in about 1999, so well after Jack the Hat was stabbed.

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 22-02-2016 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 12833351)
I was in the Blind Beggar.

Admittedly, that was in about 1999, so well after Jack the Hat was stabbed.

I don't give a monkey's mate. This is supposed to be all about me and being turned over by the nasty man. And I'll tell you another thing......oi, where's your lights....'kin Uber, I'll tell you about Uber!

ElwissAtMemphis 22-02-2016 04:39 PM

The level of ignorance on this thread about east-end villains.

Anyone in the know as we say in this manor could tell you that Jack The Hat ended up brown bread (I couldn't find the correct rhyming slang for stabbed) some other place innit. It was George Cornell what was shot down The Blind Beggar know-what-I-mean guv.

CPFC2010ANDON 22-02-2016 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Bugs76 (Post 12061988)
Going to a petrol station which is disguised as a supermarket and having to wait to fill up while some inconsiderate sod is deciding to do their weekly shopping.:veryangry

BP have now got M&S shops in them. I didn't notice until last week.

Now, for one, the prices are M&S prices, so are a bit high. I would hate to see their store wastage.

On the other flip-side, I can see the above becoming a problem during the day.


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