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>£120 million is a lot of money if you start thinking it's no money at all.
Couldn't agree more. People are right saying, well thats only £2 each extra on a 10-year passport, but that isn't the point - in percentage terms that is still extra over and above the cost of a passport (which is already extortionate, given having one is practically a legal necessity if you want to travel) and as you say, that is very weak thinking - look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.
I also like an OP who puts the effort in.
And this >>84051 is just bollocks. These are going to be the themes of the next few years as we descend into international oblivion. BRING BACK LONDON BRICKS etc.. fucking pathetic. I dread to think what they'll say when they realise our oil, gas, electricity often comes from overseas - we could start there.
It's so embarrassingly parochial and insular. We aren't "taking back control" we are about to find out we lost all the control in the fifties, sixties and seventies when our manufacturing base disappeared and modernisation and automation has replaced those jobs anyway - it has all gone, there is no getting it back.
The UK is all about service industries now and for those we need customers, the nearest of whom we have just royally pissed off.