...(but nobody told Gordon!) Stryker was right, it didn't last: that optimism of a new dawn, a whiter than white era has long gone and he doesn't give any answers (he doesn't need to) but it is IMHO a good article of comparisons between when he first came over - when London reigned - and now. Well worth a read!
"The fun won't last, of course. London swings violently between booms and busts."
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Observer: optimism's obituary...
Well, it's not really an obit but the title of the article in today's Observer does lend itself to my 'o's. "This time I've come to bury Cool Britannia" [Link] by Stryker McGuire: Newsweek's London-based contributing editor; he was London Bureau Chief from 1996 and started the snowball rolling in what became the root of the Cool Britannia phenomenum when his Newsweek article called London the Coolest City On The Planet. Amusingly in only the second paragraph of that piece he wrote:
Posted by Span Ows at 10:32 pm