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.

much like hard work

I am enthusiastic and long-term believer in community budgeting, by whatever name it goes; although the jury is still out whether it is at all possible in the uk in any way. My latest newspaper blog explores the rationale and some of the basic realpolitik.

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