Jess Hurd

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London 2012 Olympics – Rich & Poor

Having mostly ignored the Olympics from our estate in East London less than a mile away, I decided to have a look at extremes of accommodation for the event.

You can view the slideshow here (work in progress)

The image pictured (above) shows the vast porta-cabin village in the shadow of the Olympic stadium, 18.00 per night basic food and accommodation for cleaners at the event.

The slideshow crudely illustrates the contrast with the super-rich in their super-yachts moored at Canary Wharf. Most obscene being (below)¬†Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s 413ft- long super-yacht, Octapus, which boasts two submarines and two helicopters.

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Fair Pay for Royal Cleaners

Fair pay for Royal cleaners. PCS campaign outside Buckingham Palace on the eve of the royal wedding. London.
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