International Monetary Fund joins OECD in condemning planned budget cuts, warning the 'livelihood, security and dignity of millions' is under threat
Things are bloody bad. Took a walk around some of the shops in town today - over half the units in one particular arcade were empty. The rest consisted of a sleazy gold dealer, a sleazy phone shop, a tanning salon, and, incongrously, a shop selling expensive chocolate.
There was only one place in that part of town that seemed to have any money - the new, jumbo-sized branch of Barclays bank. Fat with taxpayer's cash the fuckers have the gall to open new premises.