As it is said, a damning indictment of our education system: "The Finns or Dutch would find it incomprehensible that a mother’s dying wish is for her children to avoid the state education system."
Stress testing the banking system right now would not be all that good an idea.
Is this the worst since the Great Depression, well, no, there are a number of qualifications. But that there are qualifications to the qualifications is less reassuring.
The politicians' responses aren't helping, of course.
Thankfully, we don't in fact have a CEO of UK PLC....if we did, this would be his speech.
An interesting nugget revealing the changes in relative prices over the years.
And finally, if we didn't have football, what would they do?