The japanese maple trees are and the lights are on. The exchequer has flooded the economy with additional social benefit payments to help with the cost of living, but are the tills actually ringing? While traffic figures are up retail footfall appears to be way down, a soft Q4 on retail, along with the deeping cuts by the tech sector economic activity might be due a correction at the start of 2024.

Now more than ever we need a strong government bonded together on economic policy. Making the electroate understand this and realise their futures depending on strong international ties for employment might be a hard truth for them to swallow.