Yesterday the Prime Minister was guaranteeing to “develop, construct, construct” the country out of an ailing Covid-induced decline.
Today the truth: axe, axe, axe– thousands of jobs.
Most of the carnage remains in retail. John Lewis, Topshop and Harrods cutting their labor forces. The business which owns Upper Crust, best understood for its baguettes, revealed 5,000 jobs might go.
Aviation was also hit once again as EasyJet said it might pull out of Stansted, Southend and Newcastle airports.