Thursday, February 27, 2014

Saving the UK from FT

I subscribed the Financial Times again for one month with a 1 Euro sale. A few years ago, I was reading this leading newspaper regularly, but I hardly understood it. So this is the second challenge of mine.

FT is characterized by its unique and ironic style of articles. For example, I read an article describing the way to save the UK, written by Simon Kuper.

The Financial Times: How to save the UK (subscribers only)

The author pointed out eight issues below for the UK to deal with:

1. Accept that you are a small country.
2. Move the capital.
3. Donate the British army to the United Nations, to serve as the UN’s permanent peacekeeping force.
4. Declare a “special relationship” with the Caribbean islands of St Kitts and Nevis.
5. Keep the UK in the European Union by creating a ludicrous front movement advocating British exit, or “Brexit”.
6. Return the public schools to their original purpose.
7. Sanction bad bankers like we sanction dictatorships.
8. Ban separate hot and cold taps.

There are several topics the UK is facing, from its historical cognition to current financial problems with its army. Some of them are no more than jokes, or parodies. Nonetheless, they include some specific controversies. I think a couple of these challenges are applicable to Japan.

1 comment:

  1. It's a bit radical opinion, I think.. Most Western countries are facing similar problms, but this is too much pessimistic. Each problems must be treated more calmly, step by step.