Spoiler: I caught my plane
Something has gone a bit wrong with the Deutsche Bahn (DB). Of the last six trains I have tried to take, two were cancelled and three were delayed, including the one I am currently on. On the other hand, my train from Paddington to Swindon on Monday was just fine. I am aware this isn’t exactly five sigma, but if your hypothesis was anything to do with “German efficiency” and “crap British trains”, there is tension in the data.
At the Guardian.