Apologies to all our readers for the long summer break due to logistic problems for most of us.
Let's go back to business with a very interesting piece on Gordon Brown's real identity as a politician by Jonathan Freedland on the NYRB.
Gordon, after his first 100 days in power, emerges as a skillfull prime minister who has grand plans on domestic and International politics.
Personally, I have no doubt about his policy skills. The open question which is tellingly not addressed concerns the place of the UK in Europe. More to come on GB's views on Europe...