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The tube at a standstill: why TfL stopped people walking up the escalators

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Monday, January 18, 2016
Category: Britain

From www.theguardian.com

Itâ€s British lore: on escalators, you stand on the right and walk on the left. So why did the London Underground ask grumpy commuters to stand on both sides? And could it help avert a looming congestion crisis?

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David Runciman reviews ‘Margaret Thatcher: The Authorised Biography’ by Charles Moore · LRB 6 June

Sunday, June 2, 2013
Category: Britain

From www.lrb.co.uk

A recurring theme in the tributes that followed her death was the difference between her brutal handling of her colleagues and her solicitous treatment of juniors and underlings. But really these were the two sides of a single personality trait: the relentlessness of her acts of kindness could be hard to distinguish from the relentlessness of her acts of aggression.

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Reviewed: Edmund Burke: Philosopher, Politician, Prophet by Jesse Norman

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Friday, May 24, 2013
Category: Britain

From www.newstatesman.com

No doubt the economic transformation commonly attributed to Thatcher by her friends and enemies is much exaggerated. Britain’s deindustrialisation began long before she came to power. Ongoing globalisation would have demolished the old industries along with the communities they supported and while she accelerated the process, the upshot might not have been too different had she never existed.

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British institutions: livery companies - FT.com

Monday, January 7, 2013
Category: Britain

From www.ft.com

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Here comes the rain: why we secretly love it when it′s wet

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Category: Britain

From www.guardian.co.uk

Of all the symptoms of the decline of British civilisation, none is more poignant than the building of a retractable roof over Wimbledon′s centre court in 2009. The idea was to keep the rain off and the tennis on.

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