Dr North will be in London for his presentation at the Centre for Policy Studies of the paper "The wrong side of the hill". I shall be in the audience, quiet as a mouse. He is staying over to give evidence to the Conservative European Reform Forum. I am sure readers will wish him luck and we are all looking forward to his account of both events. In the meantime, I shall try to pick up the slack on the forum but, inevitably, there will be a little less posting today.