Let Me Take You By The Hand….

“You think you will defeat us?”

then –

“Let me take you by the hand
and lead you through the streets of London
I’ll show you something
to make you change your mind”

These lyrics from well-known folk singer Ralph McTell are on a handwritten note which is to be found among the many offerings commemorating the dead at London’s Kings Cross station.

These days we have seen a lot of bravado going the rounds. I’m no hero, I’ll settle for this. I think I’ll save the whooping and the whirling for when we have won.

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About Edward Hugh

Edward 'the bonobo is a Catalan economist of British extraction. After being born, brought-up and educated in the United Kingdom, Edward subsequently settled in Barcelona where he has now lived for over 15 years. As a consequence Edward considers himself to be "Catalan by adoption". He has also to some extent been "adopted by Catalonia", since throughout the current economic crisis he has been a constant voice on TV, radio and in the press arguing in favor of the need for some kind of internal devaluation if Spain wants to stay inside the Euro. By inclination he is a macro economist, but his obsession with trying to understand the economic impact of demographic changes has often taken him far from home, off and away from the more tranquil and placid pastures of the dismal science, into the bracken and thicket of demography, anthropology, biology, sociology and systems theory. All of which has lead him to ask himself whether Thomas Wolfe was not in fact right when he asserted that the fact of the matter is "you can never go home again".