Thursday 6 November 2008

Westfield and the Pits

It didn't take long for the Westfield megamall to show its true colours. Retail dress code trumps remembrance of the nation's war dead any day. And, sure enough, the retailers who were suckered into setting up store there are already being shafted. Makes you feel all warm inside doesn't it?
That's the trouble with secular cathedrals - the values they're built on leave something to be desired...


  1. Were I a Westfiefd, or any other mall shopkeeper I would take a lot of books to bed at night, so helping me while away the sleepless hours, due to the LLoyds overdraft.
    The defining moment of the recession has arrived, Mini production is being cut by 25%, poor old estate agents.

  2. Two have gone from Carshalton high street so far - estate agents, that is. I noticed no outbreaks of public mourning... More will surely follow.

  3. More than the actual act, the bone-chilling corporate-speak that follows, as the Dior 'spokeswoman' stumbles to make sense of such a crass act with "we are trying to find out why this happened" followed by an even more unhinged "It is a new store and we are trying to identify the individual manager concerned" Er, why not ask the delightfully patriotic Billie Graham?
    It has the same whiff of cordite that the Bill displayed immediately after the de Menezes shooting, coupled in their case, with outright lies and half-truths, now being forensically dismantled by Michael Mansfield QC.
    I Blair's resignation was well timed indeed-he read the runes.