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.

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Inspired by my holiday (see 9, 16 august 2012) and my work on devolution, very much theory not practice in the uk, I combined the two for one of my better blogs in my now-regular spot in the local rag.

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