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When and if...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by yenrod, 23 Jul 2007.

  1. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    ..the Thames breaks its banks you watch the Government start something proper ! re: aid, recovery, investment....

    You watch...

    'Cause outside of London NOTHING exists...........
     
  2. there's things outside of london?
     
  3. jonesy

    jonesy Legendary Member

    Indeed, government expenditure per capita is so much lower in the neglected north than down south isn't t... oh.
     
  4. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    The Thames has already broken its banks, a couple of times.
     
  5. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Ha ha, make sure you get to the shops before 5pm, or they'll be shut, ha ha


    And good luck passing someone you're not related to when you walk to the post office for the highlight of your social week!

    Anyway, we've all got 4x4s in london, we'll be fine!
     
  6. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    if the Thames breaks it's banks in the London area it will be a disaster for everyone where ever you are living. It is the capital city and so needs to function well for ALL of the country to benefit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Bah. Everyone knows, if London goes tits up, Government moves to Harrogate... Well, it did in "The Kraken Wakes"...

    I'm not sure it would have so much effect day to day if London didn't function - we've got our own powerstations and stuff 'up here', and broadcasting, and an airport or two... And London doesn't even have a branch of Bettys. I suppose the City is important, but we'd just go back to bartering pigs for a week or two...

    I suspect the issue would be the subsequent diversion of funds to finance the clean up...:biggrin:
     
  8. fuzzy29

    fuzzy29 New Member

    Location:
    Somerset
    It's probably better if London gets flooded, rather than any other city, as they have more high rise buildings! So at least they'll have somewhere to work even if they can't get home. :biggrin:
     
  9. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    And they have all them nice big tunnels under the ground to hold the water. Few trains in the way, but not for long...:biggrin:
     
  10. stephec

    stephec Legendary Member

    Location:
    Bolton
    Well said Arch :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

    Now where are you off to, down't pit, up't mill, or t' shop to queue for a loaf of Hovis?
     
  11. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Staff Member

    Ah, but if t'internet backbone gets wet we'll all be up creak weout a paddl' :biggrin:

    Saying that, it might encourage us to get out on t'bike an'all :biggrin:
     
  12. Don't worry London, the waters will have dispersed and flooded Marlow, Maidenhead, Windsor etc. long before it gets to you. :biggrin:
     
  13. FatBloke

    FatBloke Well-Known Member

    London has an excellent drainage system called the Thames! The city will only ever flood from water coming upstream, not down!
     
  14. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    If Walford gets hit, they can use the heat off Phil Mitchell's head to evaporate it all.
     
  15. Big Bren

    Big Bren New Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I imagine that londoners could collect all the flood water in their discarded skinny moccafrappalatte cups, thus diverting any genuine crisis.

    They could then spend some extra time telling us how bladdy great it is to live in such a vibrant, exciting city, whilst simultaneously being unable to afford to participate in any of the vibrancy or excitement due to paying a million pounds for a flat that has less floor space than their mums back bedroom.

    Please continue to be smug and self-satisfied about the North - it's absolutely justified!

    Bren