I fear for britain, at a time when its sustained ability to punch above its weight, economically and diplomatically, is finally ebbing. With the end of irrational exuberance, the country found itself in an especially difficult position, when the need is to eat a slice of humble pie and be fleet-footed in recognising that many of the pillars its strengths were built on have collapsed. The need was to recognise other supports and partners and embrace them. Instead, the country went in exactly the other direction. Not good.

north by north west

I have been dabbling in a wider geography recently, what was once called here a region, and featured in a recent snapshot business prospects there; "things are very positive" it says I said, amongst other bon mots...

Attached File: boosting NW.pdf