Panic on the streets of London

nowt much to say


Adjacent to Borough Market and a stone’s throw from the Thames, the Market Porter is a cracking pub, an old fashioned London boozer that opens early in the morning to quench the thirst of traders on the busy fruit and vegetable market across the road. Many times I’ve stood outside enjoying a pint in one of the most atmospheric parts of London. Alas, no more. During July’s tube strike a notice in the pub’s window blamed its closure on “the criminals on the trains holding us all to ransom”. That’s the last they’ve seen of my custom.

The Market Porter wasn’t alone in cranking up the anti-union rhetoric. The swanky M restaurant in the City joined in with a pompous statement on their website declaring that they “would like to say DUCK YOU to the pig-headed unions as they irresponsibly bring London to a standstill” and offered a complimentary smoked…

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