We live in a time of signs and wonders. Scientists have found pink snow in the Alps, which might sound kind of fun and psychedelic – but it’s there because of a nasty kind of algae growing in the heat brought on by climate change. There is no shortage of bad signs in Britain right now – well-known businesses going to the wall and gloomy predictions of rising unemployment. Can Rishi Sunak work any economic wonders? As the chancellor unveils a jobs fund for young people ahead of today’s mini-Budget, the hard-pressed will be hoping he still has a few miracles left up his sleeve.
Inside the bubble
Our political commentator Andrew Grice on what to look out for today:
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