I have complained here about the poor quality of Britain’s houses and a lack of taste in carpets. But there are decent British designers – take Jonathan Ive, the inventor of the iPod for example. Now the government is starting to get interested and hope that better investment in design of manufactured products will give the UK economy the boost it needs. This column by Larry Elliott explains the argument. Apparently 2/3 of the UK’s R&D is in pharmaceuticals and aerospace, and 1/16 of UK students study design… Quite incredible.
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Great post from @CJFDillow. Look for simple answers.
Running the economy hot to full employment is simple. Smashing the system up and promising to rebuild it out of wonks and algorithms isn't
It makes complete sense to a certain segment of political opinion, which might be called '1950s nostalgism', in which university expansion = 'mickey mouse degrees' and Latin = 'proper education' that was successfully mined by UKIP. https://twitter.com/OxfordDiplomat/status/1421813257883500549
Riddle me this: According to Andrew Bridgen we are to blame Tony Blair for the shortage of HGV drivers in Brexit Britain. Yet we are also to support his policy of teaching Latin in schools. So we are to create Latin speaking Lorry drivers. Interesting 🤔…..