May was a very long time ago

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I was talking with a colleague on Wednesday about the anti-corruption summit held in London in May. I said it felt like a lifetime ago. The colleague, who is Norwegian, laughed, and then pointed out that it was.

The UK was still in Europe.

Cameron and Osborne were in office.

There was an Opposition in the House of Commons.

The pound had yet to collapse in value.

Trump was not yet the GOP candidate for President in the US.

It was possible to believe there was an economic and political order.

No wonder it seemed so long ago, let alone hard to recall. It really was a very different time.