Everyone Likes a Party, but What Happens When the Music Stops?
King, Stephen, The Independent (London, England)
AS OUR fun-loving frolicsome youth descend on Faliraki, baring their bits, it becomes a little easier to explain why our economy is looking in such a parlous state. Last week, the Office for National Statistics confirmed what most of us knew already: that whereas the British like to have as much sun, sea, sand and sex abroad as they possibly can, the same doesn't apply to foreigners thinking about coming here. Strangely enough, the average continental European doesn't appear to have the appetite for donkey rides followed by 18 pints of beer and a good vomit, perhaps the main selling points of your typical British seaside resort.
Maybe I'm reading too much into the data. …
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Publication information: Article title: Everyone Likes a Party, but What Happens When the Music Stops?. Contributors: King, Stephen - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: August 26, 2003. Page number: 17. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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