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G20 protest placarding profession


What drives somebody to dress up as the Grim Reaper and protest outside the Bank of England as the world’s political leaders meet to discuss the global economic crisis?

The plight of the architectural profession it appears. Not exclusively of course but, according to reports in the Guardian, one G20 rebel rouser called Harry was making a brave stand for the industry.

He said: ‘I’m protesting for the small individuals in Britain who have been left with their pants down as the government bails out the banks for billions of dollars. Where’s the money for the struggling baker, butcher, small marketing people and architectural companies?’

Harrry, who led a procession down from Moorgate to Threadneedle Street blamed the government for holding hands of the city boys while ‘leaving the little boys to sink’.

Next week he’ll be protesting outside the offices of the Learning and Skills Council…..


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  • As an unemployed Architect I was there protesting too (well, merely adding to the numbers). Maybe if the profession got of its arse more often we wouldn't be as brittle as we are.

    Architects are good at complaining from behind their drawing boards yet are too spineless to act.

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  • Nice of him to mention the small marketing people. But what about the tall ones? Height is no real advantage in this recession.

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