Adam Boulton: The glimmers of hope and reasons to be cheerful as 2022 ends


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2022 has been a tough year, in which the UK has often been hit harder than its peer countries in the G7 – the club of the world's wealthiest democracies. Russia's bloody attack on Ukraine led to dramatic spikes in energy costs. A global cost of living crisis has been driven by soaring inflation and interest rates. In the UK, hard-pressed workers across the public sector are striking. Unprecedented political instability in the governing Conservative Party means there have been three different prime ministers in the same year. Meanwhile, billions of us are grappling with digital technology and connectivity. Some...