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photoblog image What Austerity looks like in London

What Austerity looks like in London

 

for some people

 

We had rented an apartment in Canary Wharf for the weekend (thank you Groupon). Just outside they were building yet another 15 storey block of luxury apartments complete with swimming pool, sauna & snooker suite.

What Austerity looks like in London

 

for some people

 

We had rented an apartment in Canary Wharf for the weekend (thank you Groupon). Just outside they were building yet another 15 storey block of luxury apartments complete with swimming pool, sauna & snooker suite.

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  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Mar 2013, 08:08
The UK is very much a place of haves & have nots Paul. The two busiest shops here in Bath are the Apple store and Poundland. I kid you not
paul: I can believe it
No "bedroom" tax here I suspect. Nice to know the bonuses are being spent wisely
paul: and they will be sorry when nobody who is prepared to clean their toilet can afford to live within commuting distance. it felt like we were in the belly of the beast
Stephanie Flanders has an article on the BBC News website today http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21934564 re the fact that London is almost like a country on its own in the U.K.where everything is thriving whilst the rest of the nation are still in recession etc., this epitomises that I think.
paul: that is so true. it is unfortunate that our rulers live in the country of London and have so little understanding of the other world

I travel around the UK a lot and nowhere else do I experience such a feeling of distance and alienation as I find there. And what is other country within our shores built on? The financial sector that has brought us to our knees. And now they begin to bounce back while the rest of us pay their bills. You begin to see the positive side to the french revolution

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