Yesterday afternoon some colleagues and I were attempting to go to Sheffield University for an inaugural lecture by Professor Sue Webb, someone I have known for around 25 years and who I like and respect enormously. A terrible crash on the M62 closed the motorway and gridlocked the side roads. East Yorkshire was cut off. We all retired to a village pub for a beer, a bitching session and a laugh. One friend turned to me and said, "I am surprised you haven't written anything about the banking crisis on your blog". The answer is simple. I haven't got a clue what it is all about. So, if you want to know more you will have to turn to someone like the latest Internet phenomenon, Robert Peston rather than lurk around here.
Just in case, if capitalism collapses and the working class seize the means of production, or if armed bands of workers expropriate the rich, or if we all start spontaneously organising ourselves into autonomous communes, would someone please email me and let me know. Thanks.