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British negativism versus reality

From CiF:

We managed to add a 5th terminal to Heathrow without too many problems – apart from some lost baggage in the immediate aftermath; which, while tiresome, was hardly a showstopper. Trouble is, with our infinite capacity to see the negative, this was seen as some kind of apocalyptic proof of how useless we are at infrastructure.

The French built a new terminal at Charles de Gaulle airport a couple of years before Heathrow terminal 5. It fell down.

  1. August 6, 2009 at 7:26 am | #1

    I don't think you understand British negatavism. It's built on two axioms:

    a) we are useless at pretty much everything
    b) at least we're not as bad as the fucking French

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