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.

what did we get for our money ?

Common wisdom holds that some neighbourhoods play a particular downbeat function for a city, e.g. as a transitional "landing" area that people move on from as quickly as possible, and that's why massive interventions never transformed them. I am not so sure, a doubt reinforced by this latest article.

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