Just as the 2012 Olympics were to begin, Britons were given the bad news – that the output of the economy, the GDP, had dropped by 0.7% between April and June, meaning that the country is truly in a double-dip recession.
To say Britain is going through bitter-sweet times may understate the situation. This was to be a bumper year, with the Olympics following on the Queen’s Jubilee. In general London folk are loving it. But so far the sweetest experience I’ve had in England this summer is seeing the Queen’s smile and the radiant and resolute singing of the choir as their boat sailed along in the royal flotilla,