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Siggy said:
1. Europe has a lot of [busses] You give a small amount of money and you can totally go places without a car
Siggy said:
2. Much of the cost of gasoline (not oil) is tax. In Europe the gas taxation rate is higher...the taxes are being used wisely and you're deriving benefit for those higher prices -- for example the much better public transportation system.
Clearly, the UK is not in Europe because neither of those two points are true ;)

We pay a large sum of money and then wonder if the train/bus will turn up. Then we are unsure if the bus/train will make it to our destination. Even then, we'll probably be late. For all this we pay ever higher punitive fares for ever poorer levels of service.

If one penny of fuel duty or road tax goes back into improving (I mean really improving, not this traffic "calming" etc rubbish) the UK network then I'll eat my socket set.

My advice: stay in the US and be grateful for what you've got.

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