There have been times lately when it’s looked as if things were about to become unravelled and end up in a hopeless tangle. And by ‘things’, I mean almost everything.
Take the government. Boris Johnson was chaotic and barely in control of events in Downing Street, let alone in the country, so they got rid of him.
But then we got Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng and almost immediately the Queen died.
Yes – probably a coincidence. But before you knew it, Truss herself was gone. Not dead literally; only politically.
And then we got a new monarch, one who’s been waiting for the top job for a mere 70 years.
We all know who he is, so why does the BBC insist on referring to him as King Charles? He’s not a spaniel, he’s the King.
On the other hand, the BBC makes casual reference to “the Prime Minister” when a name-check would actually be quite helpful there. Who is it this week?
What has this all to do with construction? Well, apart from the fact that Jeremy Hunt is now in charge of public spending, not much. He hasn’t axed any big infrastructure projects, but their budgets are now frozen and inflation is at its highest for 40 years.
Oh yes – and everybody’s going on strike. Happy New Year!