PonyOfWar,

Cold war era East Berlin wasn’t particularly bad when it came to public services to be fair.

Semi-Hemi-Demigod,
Semi-Hemi-Demigod avatar

Yeah, all you needed to do to get three hots and a cot is say you don't like the government, and these guys just show up and give you a ride.

prowess2956,

The glory of public transit

PonyOfWar,

It’s entirely possible to condemn an oppressive regime without pretending their trains were bad too.

Semi-Hemi-Demigod,
Semi-Hemi-Demigod avatar

Yeah, I know. I was making a joke. I loves me some trains. I was watching White Christmas last night and trains feature heavily and it looks like such a civilized mode of travel.

albert180,

The Article is a bit misrepresenting. It compares former Eastern Germany regions today to England today. Thank you very much @SatanicNotMessianic for posting the University Press Release

registrert,
@registrert@lemmy.sambands.net avatar

That’s… Something else.

_s10e,

What a misleading title! England slightly behind Germany.

neshura,

England slightly behind worst regions of Germany would be more apt but yeah the title is severely misleading.

Syndic,

When you know the current status of such services in Germany, this isn’t reassuring in the slightest!

branchial,

The wrong Germany lost 😔

MrMakabar,
@MrMakabar@slrpnk.net avatar

To be fair East Berlin was among the best places under Communism, due to being the capital, the GDR being rich compared to other Soviet satellites and the competition with West Berlin.

Quittenbrot,

So, good for them (England), I guess?

AllNewTypeFace,
@AllNewTypeFace@leminal.space avatar

Though at least they have the Data Grab Bill which promises to bring the police’s surveillance capabilities closer to Stasi level.

SatanicNotMessianic,

Here’s a link to the university press release on the study, which contains the actual study.

albert180,

Thank you very much 👍

SplashJackson,

That’s what happens when you win a world war

NounsAndWords,

I don’t see any links to the referenced study and it looks like they are comparing current parts of England to current parts of Germany that were once part of the Soviet East Berlin as opposed to comparing current day England to occupied Germany.

And in 2020, German areas also had twice as many railway stations per 100,000 people as matching English areas.

PrincessLeiasCat,

Another comment from @SatanicNotMessianic had the link:

lemmy.ml/comment/6568042

albert180,

Yes, I’ve read now the original article and they totally misrepresented it. I’m going to stick a clarification

themurphy,

Or, you know. Take it down, if it’s misleading?

albert180,

Why? There was already a discussion going on. The clarification is visible for everyone that clicks on the post, as it was posted with Mod-Mode

themurphy,

Fair enough.

You can edit titles also btw, if you didn’t know. I didn’t, because I was used to reddit before.

albert180,

Good Idea.

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