The truth is that we’ve all contributed to our problems in one form or another.
Look at the scale of manufacturing we’ve allowed to escape from these shores in favour of products made more cheaply, often in China. Whatever your political viewpoint, we’ve all been guilty of this.
Together, we acquired a taste for disposable goods – clothing in particular – even as people in the UK lost their jobs to this grand global undercutting.
Perhaps when this country picks itself up we might realise that we need products which are of good, lasting quality and which can be manufactured closer to home. Our fragile supply chains have been hopelessly exposed.
Surely, when the next crisis comes, we will want to buy medicines and material produced here in Britain or by our closest friends.