A self professed “die-hard Socialist” has admitted he’s a bit pissed off with railway strikes.
Chris P. Bacon told us, “I support the right to strike, of course I do, I just wish they’d do it at a time that’s more convenient for me.
“It’s the workers’ right to withdraw labour, whether it be for improved pay and conditions or for the safety of the public, that has been the cornerstone of the socialist ideal since before the Russian revolution. As the great Karl Marx said, ‘Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.’ It’s just, I’d rather they united outside rush hour if possible. A journey that should take 45 minutes took 1 hour 45 minutes this morning and I had to get up early and stand at a drafty train station at 5:45 am. It’s really bloody annoying.”
Mr Bacon’s train was cancelled meaning he had to travel on a railway replacement bus service. “The bus driver was a total Tory. Because the bus company were not the same as the train company they refused to recognise my platinum, frequent traveller super saver season ticket that I have in my Red October commemorative ticket wallet. Instead, they charged me 8 quid for the fare.”
It’s understood that what is normally a ten minute ride between different stations turned into a 20 minute journey through windy roads in the wrong direction.
“They didn’t drop me at the normal railway station. It was a derelict pub just out of the city centre. There were prostitutes touting for business and everything. Talk about broken Britain” he whined.
Mr Bacon said he intends to hire an Uber from now until the strikes end to demonstrate solidarity with mini-cab drivers. “Everyone is focused on the trains. What about the poor taxi drivers? That’s what I want to know.”
Mr Bacon was last seen sitting in an organic coffee shop checking his emails on his new MacBook… which has a hard shell cover with a picture of Lenin on it.