Archive for August 2011

 Well I’m pleased that our tourist industry can move on from the scenes of rioting thugs and the devastation of our high streets featured in my last blog and we can focus on one of the biggest events yet to arrive on our streets. Judging from the chaos on the streets last Sunday caused by the Olympic bike trials there is still lots for us to learn to get London in shape for the games. Read More >
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Posted: 22/08/2011 17:14:30

As I heard the helicopters hovering overhead I remember back to the last period of rioting in Brixton in 1985 and my last vivid images of Brixton High Street on fire and my heart sank. Firstly it sank for all those people in North London who had already lost their home and business and for their staff, trying to make a living in an economy where trading conditions are tough enough already.
Last night I was even more sickened by the sight of.. Read More >
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Posted: 09/08/2011 02:15:26

 It’s been a real rollercoaster of a week for the travel industry as we see pictures of disappointed children at the airport deprived of their holiday due to the collapse of Holidays4u. Travel Weekly claims that this has affected more than 60,000 holidaymakers.
There is no doubt that 2011 has proved to be a tough year again on top of the downturn of 2009 and 2010 with the unrest in the Middle East and the ash cloud. We are far from out of the recession as our Chancellor downgrades his growth forecasts for the UK economy and the euro zone starts to look increasingly unstable. Read More >
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Posted: 04/08/2011 18:54:02

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