Disunited Kingdom: London in a world of its own – FT.com

The National Gallery, London.

The National Gallery, London. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tower Bridge as viewed from the North-East nea...

Tower Bridge as viewed from the North-East near St Katherine Dock. This is a four-segment panorama taken by myself with a Canon 5D and 24-105mm f/4L lens. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This outstanding article is currently top of the FT’s  most read list. Check it!

via Disunited Kingdom: London in a world of its own – FT.com.

As a born and bred Londoner, I’m proud of my home city, although I have not lived there for twenty-five years. Many  times, I have returned to London after extended periods overseas and it always seems to both delight and disappoint at the same time. Perhaps, as a visitor I can see more clearly the changes?

London is one of the world’s great cities. But unfortunately, it is a city of extremes, as highlighted in the FT article. For ordinary working and middle class families, London has become almost prohibitively expensive – certainly for millennials. You probably need to be seriously wealthy  or have a very high income to appreciate the best of London.

Much as I love London, I’m generally glad to leave because of the pollution and sky-high prices. See in a related blog that Londoners are now likely to die prematurely because of poor air quality.

Let’s hope London does not become like Beijing.

Thoughts?

Air pollution will kill thousands in Europe, EEA warns | EurActiv

This is a must-read from EurActiv. Check it out!

via Air pollution will kill thousands in Europe, EEA warns | EurActiv.

It seems that many people in the UK, especially in London will die prematurely from failure to adopt EU leglislation in a timely manner.

Thoughts?