Let me tell you a story that sums up a lot of the mood I see in London these days.
On Friday I was in the lift at work. I work in a building that is predominantly occupied by a company that is nothing to do with who I work for, and we just rent a small space there. The lift stopped at a floor and one fellow passneger said to another "Can you move that bag?"
On the floor was three large bags of McDonalds. The only way for the man to get out was for him to step over it.
The McDonalds consumer replied "Oh come on, you can step over that."
The lift leaver said "Show some manners and move the bag."
The McDonalds consumer told him to step over the bag.
The lift leaver then kicked the bag across the lift and walked out.
The McDonalds consumer turned to (the very silent) fellow passengers in the lift and said "He is a bit angry".
No-one said a word in reply.
London’s Alleys – Gunthorpe Street, E1
12 hours ago