Please do come in and take a seat. I think you know what I’m going to say. It’s been coming for some time now, and it gives me a heavy heart to bring bad news to one as, ah, deserving as yourself, but we’ve got to have an honest conversation about this. Man to man. Though it brings me no joy, you understand. None. I like to see a self-made chap and God knows you’ve done admirably every step of the way.
But we’ve got to face facts. Things aren’t what they were. There are just so many more people now, more stuff to want. More ways to want it. From the Cradle to the Grave is less a two-stop shop and more a bloody conga line. We’re on our knees. The entire economy being propped up on matchsticks. Or a cavernous economic illusion based entirely on our personal-credit-fuelled consumption, which you, I have to say, have been most helpful in creating. We do owe you a debt, and I mean that most sincerely.Read More