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.

the future... hard to predict, and other second hand quotes, wrapping around a news story, but is it good, or is it bad. And is it right, as the mayor of detroit supposedly said when presented with a telephone. It's wonderful, I can foresee the day when there will be one of these in every city. On the art of forecasting...

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