Greed knows no bounds.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by postman, 9 Feb 2019.

  1. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Maybe it’s because of the police that there’s little to no violence?

    Have you put your concerns on over policing to whichever club you support? If so, what did they reply? If not, why not if you believe it ridiculous (waste of money, police resource etc)

    Party conferences = politicians of all colours = targets for terrorists (as evidenced by the Brighton bombing) with non delegate members of the public also potential victims
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  2. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Actually when I first saw this thread I thought it was about corporate lawyers, the greediest parasites on the Earth.
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  3. Reiver

    Reiver Ribbit, Ribbit.

    We had the Olympic torch went through our small town a few years ago - I didn't realise Scotland had that many officers and cars and motorbikes.
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  4. Supersuperleeds

    Supersuperleeds Guru

    Pretty sure when I went to Amsterdam with work I had to pay some sort of tourist tax. Personally I don't have a problem with it as long as you are told about it upfront.
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  5. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    Except that you were specifically talking about Paris. Which is why I linked to the Paris tourist office where there is a differential between cheap and expensive hotels.
  6. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    It used to be that you paid a "tax" when arriving at Lagos airport and at roughly five mile intervals on any road trip within the country. Things aren't quite so bad there nowadays.
  7. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    You're quite right. The four specific places mentioned in this thread: Oxford (two universities, car factory, local government), York (university, railways, local government, financial services), Edinburgh (national and local government, two universities, financial services) and Bath (two universities, financial services, local government and a useful commuter town for Bristol) just didn't exist before the advent of mass tourism in the 18th century - their apparently ancient mediaeval buildings are modern reproductions - and would be absolutely nothing without tourism.
  8. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    I haven't read the whole thread but just in case anyone is worried, I'm sure Edinburgh will be fine.
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  9. I'm not so sure: imagine all those Japanese tourists saying "What? two pounds extra a night? We can't go to Edinburgh then."

    Then they'll book a hotel in Birmingham instead, just you wait and see.
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  10. Diogenes

    Diogenes Opinions, schminions

    Tourists generated £1,320,000,000 for Edinburgh in 2015 alone, more than all the money paid by locals in council tax and business rates combined. Perhaps the locals should pay more for services they use all year round rather than tourists only there for a few days.
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  11. Slick

    Slick Veteran

  12. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    I'm sure the edinburgers would be quite displeased at the thought of their tax bill being linked to tourism, although if it was I'd probably get a rebate. :laugh:
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  13. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    I wonder when Lincoln is going to start paying people who visit.
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  14. Diogenes

    Diogenes Opinions, schminions

    I wonder how much Edinburghers realise just how much they're subsidised by the tourists they can't stand?:laugh:
  15. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    I certainly didn't know. Stirling and Inverness must be similar though.
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