Reflections in the rain

16 July 2012, David Brunnen

It isn’t just the inclement weather that has disheartened UK citizens this last month.

The realities of digital dependencies have been heightened by banks' systems failures, banks’ ethical failures and bank-sponsored bike breakdowns. But it’s not just in the banking sector that regulatory reform is in the air.

Dig into all the calls for infrastructure investment (mostly in the cause of economic growth) and you find at their root the need to tackle the ‘digital deficit’ - something whose very existence many would deny or not yet comprehend. It all adds up to a need for a post-Olympic rethink of national policy priorities.

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