Saturday, April 19, 2008
Another Day Closer
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We went to Lewisham today to get some new luggage (cheap from the market... but we're only using them for one trip!), have a cheap meal at 'Spoons (mmm... Surf'n'Turf) and buy way too many feasts at Iceland. Lewisham is beginning to look like an apocalyptic wasteland... even W H Smiths is closing down. And the Socialist Workers Party electioneers did nothing to cheer the place up by conceiving of a world in which the minimum wage is £7.20. Idiots. The way to make things more affordable is to make them more affordable... not to just give people more money and increase prices. What a short term outlook. But doesn't surprise me, I have to deal with the SWP at work and the people I speak to in their offices are extremely rude. Not quite as rude as the main guys over at Respect I'll grant you.
Here is the Economist's depressing assessment of our Mayoral Election. It doesn't have to be this way!! You can vote for Brian Paddick!! Vote Paddick for Mayor of London and stop the highest powered directly elected position in the land from becoming the laughing stock of the country.