Inflation up. Omicron rising. Ukraine and Russia poised for war. Drought in Africa. Tornados in America. But, in case you were fearing that it’s all bad news, we do have a winner of the 2021 Tree of the Year competition.
Once the bedrock of the country, it is now the middle-class student who objects to someone disagreeing with them, the middle-class academics who unpick the history of dead, white men and the middle-class eco-activist who stops the tradesmen from getting to work.