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Dave Leggett | 20 May 2003

Up to London today for a number of meetings including a chat with just-auto contributor Glenn Brooks. We'll be meeting up on the Isle of Dogs in London's East End and I'll have my colleague, just-auto's business development man, Oliver Wilkinson with me. As I explained to Oliver yesterday, this area (which includes the Canary Wharf office complex - home to many an investment banker) has been totally transformed since the late seventies and scene setting for 'The Long Good Friday' - a film (worth seeing if you haven't) which starred the king of the London Cockney gangster accent, Bob Hoskins, before he went to Hollywood and did things like 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' Back then it was Jag Mk IIs for the villains, Mark IV Ford Cortinas or Granadas for the rozzers, plus lots of derelict warehouses and wharfs. Now it's like mini-Manhattan around there.

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