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Unimaginative Racism is Unimaginative [20160708|09:24]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Virgin_train_graffiti.jpg

My message to Virgin Trains Customer Relations:
Hello,
I was on the [HH:MM] on Thursday, 7 July 2016, from London Euston to Birmingham New Street. I had booked Seat [XX] in Quiet Coach [Y]. Just above my seat on the Quiet Coach sign, someone had written "BNP". Someone else had tried unsuccessfully to scratch it out, but the graffiti, as shown in the attached photo, was still clearly visible.

As a mixed-race British citizen, I found this unsettling. I did not particularly enjoy sitting underneath a blatant piece of unimaginative racist propaganda for the entirety of my journey. Would it be possible for the sign in the coach of that train to be replaced? I presume there is a way of identifying which train was running that route at that time?
Thank you,
[nanila]


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[User Picture]From: lemonbella
2016-07-08 11:53 (UTC)
Hey, noticed your next post (comments disabled) on LJ home page and as a UK person terrified about what's happened since the Ref clicked on to read more. Then I spotted the 'worcestershire' tag which is where I live. Thought you might like to know that HOPE not hate are organising #moreincommon public meetings in the area - dates can be found here: http://www.hopenothate.org.uk/more-in-common/

From someone who would have stood with you against the guys in the landrover.
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[User Picture]From: cmcmck
2016-07-08 13:17 (UTC)
This!

Fwiw, remember that Wellington in Shropshire is only just up the road from you if you want to come by some time once we're moved in!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-07-08 15:31 (UTC)
We will definitely take you up on the invitation! Would it be all right to bring the littles?
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[User Picture]From: cmcmck
2016-07-09 09:37 (UTC)
Of course! :o)

I'll pass on details once we're in and back online!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-07-08 15:33 (UTC)
Thank you very much for the positive-action-enabling comment. I might just be able to get myself to the Worcester meeting.
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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2016-07-08 15:30 (UTC)
That's really distressing. :(
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-07-08 15:31 (UTC)
I found it unpleasant. :(
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[User Picture]From: thatdamnninja
2016-07-15 06:07 (UTC)

We have awesome Graffiti Wipes at school that get rid of 90% of bullshit in about three swipes.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-07-15 09:20 (UTC)
I need some of those to carry around with me. (I still haven't had a response off Virgin).
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