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.

flying higher

They annoyingly changed the title, but the rest of this piece on the airport got through. Though deeply ambivalent about air travel's carbon emissions, until and unless there's a comprehensive willingness to do something about it, sid from salford has as much right to fly as bartholemew from buckingham...

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