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Perhaps J's voice is not yet heeded, though one can argue it certainly is in the process already, but at least he is taken seriously and is listened to.  There are also many decision makers in both the public and private sectors who are making real noises about turning the Titanic around.  In your neck of the woods, was it the ex-chief of the BoE who called for real reform of banking, and Ed Miliband himself calling for a restructuring of energy markets?

I think it makes much sense to draft an input to this EU process, and I for one would help craft it.

(Can't believe i'm drawn to comment less than 24H after last night's OT.  Nice work, J.)

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Wed Dec 30th, 2009 at 10:03:31 AM EST
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When the ex-chief of the BoE calls for reform, don't assume it's the sort of reform we think is necessary. Anymore than Greenspan or Bernanke could be assumed to reform the US financial system in a useful manner.

their agenda is not ours.

Ed Milliband is one of the better people at the top of the Labour party. Sadly he defers to his elder and more conservative brother too readily.  

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Dec 30th, 2009 at 10:12:09 AM EST
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heh, insert cliche about darkest hour etc!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed Dec 30th, 2009 at 11:52:07 AM EST
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