Today, Eurostar cut its timings to and from London by twenty minutes, or whatever it is, and on the very same day, French railway workers go on strike. Coincidence? The usual next sentence is: “I don’t think so”, but the truth is that I have no idea. However, if the striking railwaymen were trying to cause the maximum pain, today was surely the day to choose. Suddenly those French railways don’t look so smooth and efficient, and the Brits are the ones sniggering and feeling superior.