We should use these Games to pinpoint where our genius lies
Well, OK. The British genius has long been averred to lie in the ability to muddle through. We tend not to have grand plans, strategies. The Empire was collected in a series of accidents really. Wars won by people plodding on. The Industrial Revolution the result of the chaos of every blacksmith, cotton spinner and ironmonger in the country doing their own thing.
Given that this is what we\’re collectively good at now we\’ve identified it we can apply the lesson.
Leave us all well alone.