Someone should whisper in Gabriella’s ear

Of course, that could be seen as sexist oppression these days but a certain dropping of information into the shell-like would still appear to be necessary:

By
Gabriella Swerling,
SOCIAL AFFAIRS EDITOR
3 February 2020 • 3:57pm

Hmm:

Brexit has prompted a housing boom in the capital, experts claim, after estate agents reported their highest rate of buyer interest in 15 years.

Experts are reporting “unprecedented” levels of interest, with industry professionals forced to “stagger” their clients and extend their waiting lists. This comes following the general election in December last year, and ahead of Britain leaving the European Union last month. Experts are tentatively reporting that, finally, they believe that the commercial property downturn is being reversed.

Housing and commercial property are not the same thing.

12 thoughts on “Someone should whisper in Gabriella’s ear”

  1. Has the Terriblegraph cut its business team and offloaded the work on to the ‘social affairs’ intern?

    The UK commercial property downturn (which has been really very mild outside the retail sector) may indeed be over though (outside of the retail sector). Lots of foreign capital keen to buy. Businesses will stop delaying decisions on where to take office and industrial space.

    And of course, outside of London and particularly outside of the luxury segment, the residential housing market has been toddling along quite adequately.

  2. It’s interesting that the “despite Brexit” meme seems to be resting at the moment. Maybe the MSM are starting to realise how much they have annoyed their customers over the last few years

  3. True but commercial property in the capital is also (disintermediated zombie retail aside) doing fine “despite Brexit.” Rents in the soon-to-die-according-to-Remoaners City of London are rising.

  4. Dennis, He Who Writes Very Blank Verse

    Of course, that could be seen as sexist oppression these days but a certain dropping of information into the shell-like would still appear to be necessary:

    This got by an editor?

  5. Dennis, you mean it would be better with the comma shifted to after “days”?

    He’s writing for his audience; most of us here probably rather like that phrasing; slightly over-wordy, a sneer at political correctness and a Wodehousian reference all in one subordinate sentence; seems to go down well.

  6. Bloke in North Dorset

    As we’ve discussed before, a lot of the current economic bounce is just as likely to be the end of political uncertainty, but if had been Remainers who’d won out they’d be dancing in the streets claiming it was because Brexit had been cancelled, so we might as well claim a Brexit dividend.

  7. So it wasn’t once the threat of the self-proclaimed Marxist empty house appropriator-in-chief and his little gang of rent control freaks got knocked out of the running for PM, then?

  8. Richard T: He’s writing for his audience; most of us here probably rather like that phrasing; slightly over-wordy, a sneer at political correctness and a Wodehousian reference all in one subordinate sentence; seems to go down well.

    I’d be with Dennis here and suggest that the shell-like here is rather more Arthur Daley if that’s what you were getting at with the Wodehouse reference. Good to see that punctuation dot com has a February sale on semi colons 🙂

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