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.

it's our castle, not our keep

The dynamics of home ownership are shifting in the uk, much to the chagrin of most, who will remain for a good time yet in a state of denial. I have been trying for some time to prick this bubble, as in my latest newspaper blog; for more on the photo, see 29 march 2013...

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