Friday 24 June was the day when a future that had been gestating for some time was finally born. Conceived through the union of angry parents named inequality and mistrust, its birth saw a national and Europe-wide crisis.
For decades the chasms between the haves and have-nots in British society have grown progressively deeper.
One of the most prominent rallying cries from those who’d have the UK depart the European Union is to take ‘control of our borders’. It sounds like a straightforward enough proposition, but it’s an overly simplistic argument that could potentially lead to our borders being far more difficult to control than they are now.
Today the UK has only one land border with another country.
COP21 opened today in Paris with a focus on one of the international community's most serious oversights: the annual allocation of public subsidies worth hundreds of billions of dollars to artificially lower the price of oil, coal and gas.
While there is much talk in Paris about 'putting a price on carbon', many here believe that undoing the opposite signals that cut the price of carbon is the obvious place to begin.