it's a four-hour journey already, if there is bus stress this could make it even more insane. pondering going via london instead.
i think i might re-capture the railway system one day. i could storm the british transport police office in leicester station, steal their truncheons and give them to fellow disgruntled passengers, who would go to other stations and repeat. then we could abolish fares and run many more trains, and bring car traffic down to sensible levels!