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Thread #110676   Message #2325069
Posted By: GUEST,LTS pretending to work
25-Apr-08 - 04:31 AM
Thread Name: BS: Teachers on strike UK
Subject: RE: BS: Teachers on strike UK
>>"over 2/3rds of the staff do not live within 10 miles, because they cannot afford the housing that is available nearby"<<

Doesn't that apply to most people who have jobs.

No. I work 8 miles from where I live, my colleague next to me lives 10 minutes away. This is 10 miles of city we're talking about here, of which the City - the Square Mile of London City - is only a small part.

Find a map of London and put a compass' point on West Ham Football Ground. Work out by scale what a 5 mile radius would be and then see how much residential building is included in that circle. It's a lot.