Monthly Archives: December 2011

Ocean-going metaphor sails on

Britain woke this morning to the news that it was now ‘isolated’, following the Prime Minister’s withdrawal from the Euro talks.  On Radio 4’s Today programme, host Justin Webb seemed close to succumbing to an attack of the vapours.  Lord … Continue reading

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Back to the future

Thinking about today’s Hothouse Foresight event, I dug up a research project I worked on with Spiked Online in 2006. Back then the UK economy was motoring along nicely – or so we thought – and no one had ever … Continue reading

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2012: it’s not the end of the world…

First the good news.  According to Old Moore’s Almanack the Mayans got it wrong and the world will not end next year.   However, even if global Götterdämmerung is not on the cards, the next 12 months will be a bumpy ride with grim … Continue reading

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