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In October's Socialist Appeal our Economics Correspondent, Michael Roberts, examines the claims of the Financial Times (and others) that the British economy is in rude health. In reality, he argues, Britain’s capitalist survival has increasingly been built on becoming a rentier economy, relying on providing financial and ‘professional’ services to other capitalist nations, while the "City of London is a huge aircraft carrier parked in the Thames, where world money flows in and out, with little touching the sides, except fro those working on the carrier and living in London and the south-east.  The rest of Britain is a just a dark shadow to these people."