Inflation, strikes & Kate Bush: Has the world turned full-circle?

Consider the facts: soaring inflation; strikes; a very real risk of recession; and an increasingly unpopular UK Government. Kate Bush tops the charts, Tom Cruise stars in a Top Gun sequel, while the Rolling Stones, Elton John and the Eagles are playing to huge audiences. 

Anyone could be forgiven for thinking that the clock has been turned back 40 or 50 years – especially if you’re old enough to remember all that the first time around. It may feel like we’re in a time-warp but – despite the recent heatwave – it’s definitely not 1976!  

But there’s no doubt that there are some (pardon the pun) striking similarities between the 1970s and 2022.

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