For various reasons, we were unable to make it into London to join the UWW protest against Harrods thieving tip money from their cafe and restaurant staff. From what we've read, it looks like we missed a pretty lively and dynamic protest... However, there were downsides with a number of arrests, notably that of Petros Elia, a UWW organiser. This type and style of protest could be seen as laying down a marker for what is to come in 2017 which is in many ways going to be an unpredictable and turbulent year...
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Love them or hate them they seem part of the fine dining landscape for now. Our pick of the London Pop-Up’s this month:
Elizabeth Allen at Carousel, Marylebone. 474 more words
It was 12th night and in the morning Ian and I packed away our Christmas decorations for another year.
Strangely enough this task, which can be onerous and always leaves the house feeling dull and a little desolate, turned out to give me the most Christmassy feeling of the blessed season. 507 more words
There was a disproportionately large police presence last Saturday at the United Voices of the World demonstration at Harrods Department Store. The protest was called in support of 450 waiters and chefs demanding they receive 100 per cent of their tips from customers, rather than the 25 per cent they are currently receiving, which reduces the salary of each member of staff by up to £5,000 per year. 1,742 more words