The story so far: Britain, a nation of natural entrepreneurs, having been laid low along with the rest of the world by the Covid pandemic, but resiliently fought its way back to near-normality through a vigorous vaccination campaign, is poised to unleash its powers of innovation and enterprise to blaze a free-market path to economic recovery. In political terms, the auguries are favourable since the country is ruled by a Conservative government with a majority of 80 parliamentary seats.