We are well acquainted so gave him a call at home last evening. He has had to close his place of business for the duration of the Olympics. The end of his road where it joins the North Circular and A12 junctions at Redbridge Station has been closed off, traffic is backed up everywhere in every direction, this is a very busy junction at any time. His patients were arriving two hours late for appointments, his staff suffering the same. He had little choice but to shut up shop.
Now what about his patients in an emergency or at least in great discomfort?
Although having plenty of notice of the road closure and subsequent loss of business and inconvenience to his patients, there has been no offer of compensation. I wonder just how many others have had their business lives ruined by this shambles.