Boris is on holiday now, no doubt enjoying a wonderful time in sunny climes. In the meantime check out the YouTube recording below where London is described as the greatest city on earth!
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I love how the Mayor uses Australian slang to make his point. He looks so like his waxwork….. (It is a very nice waxwork).
I just love London. I enjoy most walking along the backstreets, especially in summer, admiring people’ front gardens. Blessed with the warm inner city micro climate, you can now spot Loquat trees laden with yellow fruits, Fig trees bearing purple fruits, Passionflowers covered with starry blue and white flowers twining the fences, bananas with long bunches of reddish flowers among the tall, lushy, arching bamboo and the bushy Oleanders with heavy clusters of fragrant pink and red flowers… So exotic yet it’s right here in London!
Loquat trees and photos at http://www.loquatworld.com
**Please note, I haven’t been paid by the London Tourism Board for this gushy comment. Ich bin ein Londoner.
**Sparrow fart: Australian slang. The earliest time of the morning. About the time when all the sparrows get up and let out a little fart signifying their awakening. Meaning ” Dawn “. It’s such a beautiful and poetic expression. Please do not delete my name. Thanks.
Most poetic comment above, and one I totally agree with. London has everything – pure beauty by the Thames and all the London bridges. Raw vitality in the street markets, East End, Camden Town… history in Blackfriars, Cheapside and Tower Hill… the beautiful parks and gardens…. best city in the world!
Boris must be somewhere around the Greek islands recharging his batteries!
They should have battery recharge points along the beach. And is Boris swimming in the red wine sea?
UK’s recession is over, says a leading finance forecaster. Jim O’Neill, chief economist at Goldman Sachs, said yesterday that the UK economy is growing- as figures showed France and Germany had pulled out of recession.
” It’s clear things have improved more quickly than people expect,” he said. “The government have kind of got it right.” But Tory leader David Cameron insisted Britain was shrinking.
( The Sun newspaper, August 14, 2009 )
BANKS BLAMED AS SMALL FIRMS FORCED TO AXE 931 JOBS EVERY DAY
Struggling small businesses have been forced to chop 340,000 jobs this year- because tight-fisted bailed out banks are still not lending to British firms. This means 931 people are losing their jobs every day. And 100 firms are going bust daily because banks are raising the cost of borrowing and refusing loans.
( News Of The World newspaper, August 16, 2009 reported 2 days later )
DEAR GORD, WISH WE WEREN’T HERE
Small businesses have sent PM Gordon Brown a holiday message saying his big drive to haul UK out of recession is FAILING badly. A survey just released by the government reveals 16 % of the firms believe they will be out of business in 6 months time. And 28 % expect turnover next year to be less than it is now.
41 % businesses were turned down by banks for a loan. The Department Of Business who delayed the gloomy report’s publication, have been accused of trying to bury it by releasing it while MPs are on summer holidays. The survey was carried out back in April 2009.
Shadow Business Secretary Ken Clark said: “Yet again the government has held back bad news.”
( News of The World newspaper, August 16, 2009 )
UK £5,700 MORE IN RED PER SECOND. DARLING IS HIT BY TAX BLACK HOLE
A black hole in the taxes collected from British businesses means the nation’s debt is growing by £5,700 A SECOND. Chancellor A. Darling was desperately relying on a cash injection from corporation tax in July to balance the books. But his hope will be dashed when final figures on Thursday show a devastating plunge in tax receipts from companies crippled by the recession. The bleak news means UK is on track to rack up £180 billion in debt by the end of this year, equivalent to £5,700 a second. And that means massive tax rises and spending cuts will be even harder to avoid in the future.
( News Of The World, August 16, 2009 )
So, Jim O’Neill, the so called finance expert at Goldman Sachs must be talking out of his back end. Every time we have a sunny weekend, people rush to shops to buy stuff for their BBQ, these finance experts always claim the recession is over. But when we have a long period of days, shops are quiet, then these same finance experts also quietly keep their big gobs shut.
You can not predict the nation’s economy like that. No wonder they did not see the recession was coming.
NOW 6,000,000 ON THE DOLE – REVEALED: HOW LABOUR HIDES THE TRUTH ON UNEMPLOYMENT
SIX MILLION PEOPLE ( and not 2.3 million as the government has been telling us ) in the UK are living on unemployment benefits, shocking new figures revealed last night.
Gariel Milland, Daily Express, Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 40p ( 20p if bought with a copy of Daily Star 20p at the same time )
Hurray! The recession in UK is over !!! ( let out a little fart to welcome the end of the recession – parp ! )
Please read the full article at http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/121114/Labour-s-hidden-unemployment-6m-on-the-dole-
Great YouTube channel.
These You Tubes are a good idea. Boris has v. good cinematic presence, he should expand them, because they are too short.
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