Category: Archived


Welcome to our round up of 2017. This year Britain has been portrayed as divided, split between the ’haves’ and the ’have nots’, Millennials and Baby Boomers, Brexiteers and Remainers, ’Somewheres’ and ’Anywheres’, or the experts and the rest.03 We in the UK are not alone in experiencing uncertainty about the future, as the pace…

An existential eruption

A short time after the EU referendum I saw a tweet in my timeline prophesying that ‘in about 20 years’ time the answer to any pub quiz question will be 2016’.1Credit where credit is due, the tweet was by @robboma3, although it is hard to be definitive on originality. You can see the reasoning; the…

Go home 2016, you’re drunk!

Most people in most countries think their country is going wrong. The outlook is extraordinarily bleak in places: in Mexico and France nearly everyone (89%) thinks their country is on the wrong track. Europeans are particularly gloomy – even in countries that are typically viewed as successful, like Germany and Sweden. Britain has a very…