Dyson Sucks & a Power Vacuum in Venezuela

Illustration by Rhiannon Powell

Every week I look over the headlines, read the comment pieces, and follow the analysis to bring you a summary of the most important stories of the week. Although often a depressing task (especially in the current climate) it is not often that a story will really make me angry. This week, however, is an exception. Cast your mind back to the horror that was the 2016 EU referendum campaign, amid the cries of remain from business leaders, one British manufacturing icon stood out. Sir James Dyson, the founder and sole owner of the Dyson vacuum cleaner brand advocated strongly for Brexit. He argued that by standing alone in the world, British industry could compete far better with the rest of the world and promised that Dyson would lead the charge on these new sunlit uplands of free trade and closed borders.