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Reductio Ad Absurdum

Posted on the 18 July 2012 by Mikeb302000
Not so much the logical fault as much as the concept of reducing workers, and government workers to boot, to an absurdity.
Transport for London (TfL, the entity formerly known as London Transport) has denied trials of driverless trains after  the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) accused it of a "secret agenda" to introduce the technology.
RMT union says it has an internal document outlining a plan to introduce the trains on the Jubilee Line in three years. It claims the trains are unsafe.
But TfL denied that tests of driverless trains were taking place.
Conservatives called for the technology to be introduced, saying 25 cities already had driverless trains. Did someone say that tories were sensible?  Well, maybe not all the time.
Actually, the concept of driverless tub trains has been discussed for at least a year now, but I would trust them about as much as a driverless bus.

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