Monday 15 December 2003 11.57pm
Off to New Zealand soon myself. Like Jai, I'm not desperately optimistic about things only getting better thanks to the Rev. Tone and crew... And I did try to do things about it rather than just complain, both in my day job and in the SE1 community. But sometimes enough's enough and you need to take a break.
So... going back to university, but 12,000 miles away. Might be back at some point if I haven't been thrown in gaol over there for refusing to get one of Bully Blunkett's ID cards or not knowing the words to the national anthem. Maybe by then we'll have learnt that you can't have clean streets, good quality affordable housing, decent education and health services, safe streets to walk down, cheap fast public transport etc without the middle classes and rich being taxed more to pay for them. But I doubt it, which is why I'm off for the time being. Scotland would be my second choice, so have some sympathy for Big Dave's approach too...
If anyone wants to rent a 2 bed flat off Tooley Street
that's just had about 17k spent on it (new kitchen, bathroom, heating, carpet, fully redecorated), let me know!