Britain is going through a difficult time, when its sustained ability to punch above its weight, economically and diplomatically, is ebbing. The end of irrational exuberance found the country ill at ease with itself, with rising inequalities and unhealthy nationalism, just when it needs to eat a slice of humble pie and be fleet-footed in recognising that many of the traditional pillars of its strengths are collapsing. The need is to recognise other supports and partners and find a new common purpose after the pandemic. I live in hope.


With scottish independence in the air, identity is much discussed these days, and so I took that as a starting point in my monthly colomn, linking multi faceted identity to a multi cultural society, which is not always welcome, but really ought to be...

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