Let’s make these Crazy Years a new era of great ideas

There is no doubt that the last ten years have been as imprecise as they were chaotic.

We still don’t have a definite term for a decade that saw massive change, from the increasing power of social media to the accompanying ascendency of angry populism.

This has assisted all kinds of dramatic developments, not least of all the emergence of Brexiteers and gilets jaunes.

In terms of British-French relations, mass protest power will certainly be a characteristic of a period we can already firmly define as The Twenties.

It has a far more appealing ring to it than The Noughties (2000 to 2009) and whatever you want to call 2010 to 2019.

Beyond inevitable parallels with the ...

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