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By prospect   May 2002

On the night before the Queen’s coronation in 1953, 30,000 people slept in the Mall. [Museum of London]

The US has 39 per cent of the world’s retail space. Britain has 31 per cent of Europe’s retail space. The British now have 10 square feet of retail space per person. [The Observer, 14th March 2002]

Of the 30 members of Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers, 21 have degrees awarded in the US and 16 of these are PhDs. [Transatlantic Futures, 2nd April 2002]

Since 1969, a citizen of Northern Ireland has been over 200 times more likely to…

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