This is Richard Green, 40, a newsagent in Solihull. Hit by falling sales, he decided not to repair his windows. Thousands of other people did likewise. So Chemix, a chemical company in Stockport that supplies the building trade, went out of business - with 60 people losing their jobs. These are the sort of tiny decisions that lay behind the loss of 5,000 jobs yesterday. And this is why experts predict 2,000,000 people will be unemployed by Christmas.
News Team International