As I travel into Waterloo each morning, I play a game.
I try to spot, through the dilapidation I had to put up with for five years, exactly when the train hits London. More accurately, I try to spot the capital when the dilapidation forms a contrast: the southern limits of the city are marked when houses on the same street are either immaculate - all plate glass extensions and manicured gardens - or a shambles, paint peeling away from rotten door frames, condensation peppering single-glazed windows.Read more
In this episode:
1) Osbournes Budget, an exercise in secrecy and unsound statistics.
2) What is Austerity? We talk to Matt Willgress of the North London Peoples Assembly about what austerity means, and what it means for you....
3) Upcoming actions - the part where you get to take part.
4) New music from Honeyfeet. You saw them at the Manchester rally with Billy Brag and loved them. They loved you too so they're giving you a song if you've signed up to support the show via Patreon.
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