... and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security - American mathematician and Temple University professor John Allen Paulos.

Some conflicting headlines from Bloomberg in the last 24 hrs.

"30th January - UK Business Optimism at Six-Month High Despite Recession Risk - Growing hopes of a brighter economic outlook and cooling price pressures boosted business confidence to a six-month high in January, according Lloyds Banking Group Plc’s monthly business barometer."

"31st January - UK to Be Only G-7 Economy in Recession This Year, IMF Says - Britain faces the bleakest two years of any major industrial nation with a recession in 2023 and the slowest growth of peers in 2024, the International Monetary Fund predicts."