And now for something that has affected me personally quite a lot this past week. How much difference a summer can make! As many non-British academics, I was attracted to the UK by the openness of its society, the dynamics
of its economy and international character of London. I have not been disappointed so far. Unlike in other countries, there has been no shyness at the Bank of England, the UK Government or Parliament to collect as many views as possible, no matter the
nationality of the interlocutors. This seems to have changed dramatically over the past few days.