As I enter the station platform of a morning, I like to look at what other people are reading.
Look, there's a Da Vinci Code.
And there's a Mein Kampf.
It's usually the newspaper headlines I'm after, though. And often I am unable to see the whole headline as to crane my neck could be construed as harassment.
So this morning I see most of the front of The Sun...
Ah, I think. The terrorist threat again. They're making sure we KEEP VIGILANT. Of course I am, I'm forever checking for stray rucksacks in the overhead luggage compartments.
Then I see another Sun, this time the whole front cover...
And then at my London station, the free paper The Metro has the headline...
FILL YOUR BOOTS, CHANNEL HOPPERS
Great, I think. Good old Mr Murdoch is giving us another 15 Bible bashing channels and 25 Phone-In Quiz channels to play about with.
But no, the story is the EC's relaxation of the Government crackdown on booze and fags cruisers who make a tidy living from their regular jaunts to France.
Calais here we come.
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