The cynical side of me thinks this increasing gloom may well lead to a resurgence in the production of high quality art in this country. But I expect few people will be willing to publish or exhibit any of it because the costs and risks will be too great.
As winter turns to spring, the climate in Britain is becoming decidedly chillier. The clouds show no sign of disappearing. And here’s something else to cheer you up: apparently, within the next ten years, the world’s largest economy won’t be the USA, but China.