Maybe it’s the rain but it seems as if the last week has been one of the more depressing since the onset of the financial crisis. The first phase is now over: survivors are walking around in a daze and the smoke is clearing but there aren’t many green shoots in the bombed-out and blackened landscape.
First, there was the bad news that while other large economies are coming out of recession, we’re still stuck in the mire; paying the greater penalty for our more grievous sins of the Uk’s last decade. Rather than being in the best possible shape compared to our competitors going into a downturn, as Gordon Brown promised us, we are the poor sap with the weakened immune system who’s copped a dose of... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND COMMENT
In today's bulletin:
Unions rejoice after GM U-turn on Vauxhall sale
Marks & Spencer takes a punt on Marmite to lift flat sales
Eco-friendly paint scoops the prize at Green Business Awards
Editor's blog: Dealing with Britain's fall from grace
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