PDQ Mobile wrote:While there is some merit in the idea that Beeching formed the roots of Brexit by isolating rural and outlying communities, it would be folly to attribute too much of the blame there.IMV.
East Grinstead in Sussex (which happened to be Beeching's home town, oddly enough) was cruelly afflicted by the Beeching Axe. Pre-Beeching, there were four railway lines leading into the town. Now there is just one (towards London - of course!).
Yet East Grinstead is part of the Mid Sussex constituency - which voted Remain in 2016.
Yes i know but rail and transport cuts far more savage in the north and other outlying areas.
London and the south east are massively spoilt on public transport.
I thought it an interesting article.
The country has long been london centric and post the referendum result i was aware of really nasty savagery, and slander, directed at folk outside london who had voted the "wrong" way.
There's little so provincial and parochial as some members of the metropolitan elite, or those who see themselves as such.