No sooner has 2008 begun than the first icy blasts of financial reality blow in for the city. The news comes in the form of a piece in today's Independent (http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article3300969.ece ).
The city is no different to the rest of Binge Britain. Indeed, the hedonistic side of the Scouse psyche (on full display over the last two weeks) is supposed to make Liverpool "unique" to others. It's a view which, while patronising, does have an element of truth.