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.

still the next big thing

I have been harping on about china since... well, for a very long time, and so as I've been involved in a very productive spurt of activity over the last weeks, it was an obvious topic for my now-regular newspaper blog...

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