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Will Self: London thinks only of itself. The rest of the country is just there to be bled dry
Most of my work keeps me in London carrying out damp and timber surveys but every now and then I have to travel out of London and recently have had to do a dry rot job in Barrow on Furness and some damp repair work in Redcar. People who know me know that I am not a hands on man and once I have got the lads started on a job I usually just walk my dogs in the nearest park or on a beach and both Barrow and Redcar were ideal for this. After an hour or so on the beach I then usually do a bit of psychogeography round the area and both Barrow and Redcar have been blighted by the recession. Once both proud steel towns their manufacturing base has been slashed and although the steel works in Redcar have recently re-opened which will create around 1,200 jobs there is still vast unemployment in both these areas as well as most of the country that is beyond Greater London. I realised that Cameron, Clegg etc must hardly ever venture out of London to see the real world and real people and the hardship they are suffering. I was then hoping to write an article about this but read Will Self`s piece in the Independent and decided that he just about says everything there is to say about it so here it is :-
Posted on: 07/05/2012 21:14:58
Never Ending Recession
According to statistics the recession is over but ask any of your friends or colleagues and they will tell you that the country is still in the mire and the real end of the recession is not known but hopefully it won?t be as long as Bob Dylan?s Never-Ending Tour which started around 1988 and is still going strong after nearly 23 years on the road so let us all hope that the our recession doesn?t last quite so long.
Posted on: 18/06/2011 23:18:54
Higher energy bills-Solid wall insulation
Scottish Power have recently announced that gas and electricity prices will be rising by approximately 20% in September 201l and other power providers will no doubt follow suit within the next couple of months. Obviously this will lead to further hardship in this Never-ending Recession, the Government might say that the economy is recovering but this is just lies, damn lies and statistics, and we reckon that the country will be in the doldrums for the next twenty years or so.
Posted on: 12/06/2011 22:55:41
Surveyors needed-All areas but especially London & South East
February 2011 - The stricter criteria enforced by Building Societies and Banks nowadays means that they are now flagging up possible damp and timber problems on nearly every survey they undertake and this has resulted in a demand for damp and timber surveys to satisfy these requirements.
Posted on: 27/02/2011 22:36:22
Revised prices for surveys and written reports, effective from 14th January 2011
Posted on: 15/01/2011 19:41:41
10 Songs for the New Depression
Looks that this recession/depression is set to continue for another 10 years or so and Loudon Wainwright III ( Rufus\'s dad) has brought out this great album to cheer us up.
Posted on: 10/07/2009 20:35:51
PROPERTY CARE & BUILDING CONSERVATION
Due to demand from customers we have now started a Property Care and Building Conservation division and are consequently looking to employ skilled plasterers and carpenters and various other trades who have experience in renovation and refurbishment work.For more information please phone 07595 611585 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on: 01/04/2009 19:44:57
Reports in the papers and on the radio over the last few days indicate that the housing market may have started to bottom out, I think this means that there is more activity in property purchases or could it just mean that price falls are now starting to slow down?
Posted on: 31/03/2009 19:41:00
So the Bank of England has started this quantitative easing which is supposed to get money or credit moving through the system and kick-start the economy. What the government dont seem to realize is that the world has changed and everybody has battened down the hatches and has stopped spending so in effect consumerism is dead and that spending levels will never recover to what they were before this recession started.
Posted on: 06/03/2009 20:44:28