Excellent editorial in the Harbour Times.
Harbour View: EDB must act now at CDNIS to preserve HKs rule of law | Hong Kong - Politics, Policy, Government & Diplomacy
Anyway on a related side note this article in yesterday's economist brought a smile to my face. You have to keep reading until the end. It is mainly about the economy but the journalist is pleasantly surprised at the end when interviewing poorly paid nightshift workers heading home.
George Osbornes sad triumph | The Economist
Bagehot, who admires Mr Osbornes stated vision for Britain, understands that thoughtlessnessfor, as he discovered at Tulse Hill that morning, he can also be guilty of it. He was interviewing Gina, a resident of the estate, at the time, as she trudged home from her night-shift. A single mother of three, heavily pregnant, she had just spent six hours cleaning an office in central London, another two travelling by bus, and was plainly shattered. Yet she answered all your columnists nosy questions graciously.
Yes, she got tax credits, roughly equivalent to her salary; and, yes, she would be sunk without them. Probably she would have to take her childrenwho were right then making breakfastout of school and return to Ecuador, where life was less hopeful, but easier in a way. The coming welfare cuts, heavily trailed in the press, terrified her, she said. Then she smiled and asked after your columnists six-year-old son. Unbeknown to Bagehot, he is her daughters classmate, and how fortunate he is.
Last edited by East_coast; 11-07-2015 at 04:19 PM.