As a Londoner I can verify this as true - the reason being that the southern economy pays for the whole rest of the god damn British isles. I wish Scotland had gone independent, the whole of London would have laughed as they went bankrupt.
Excuse the language, but she should be helping him, not shoving a microphone in his face! My Georgia history teacher was saying today how awful it is when people take the time to pull out their phone and film instead of helping the person. Obviously she's a reporter, but she should still be helping him regardless.