Quote of the day 20th July 2023

  "Our obsession with the trivial is symptomatic of an unhelpful pessimism, a reluctance to believe we are a country worth taking seriously. We no longer believe that our problems can be confronted, or that a British government minister might count as an important person. None of these things are true. Sometimes seriousness is a form of optimism. We could do with more of it."

(Conclusion to an article in The Times today by James Marriott which you can read by following this link:

We’re fiddling with trivia as the world burns (thetimes.co.uk)

Hat tip to former North West MEP Sajjad Karim who drew my attention to the article.)

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