Commentaries

The Rover tragedy turns into farce

September 11, 2009

The Babylon dictionary defines a Greek Tragedy as an ancient drama in which the protagonist meets with disaster. The audience knows this from the start, but the main characters don’t, either through ignorance or because they are too dim to see the blindingly obvious until it’s too late.

Saab’s Phøenix moment?

June 12, 2009

Koenigsegg's boy racerThe great global automobile restructuring is throwing up some fairly unlikely bidders for some famous marques. Who would have thought Magna (who?) would end up buying Germany’s mighty Adam Opel? And who would have seen Fiat as Chrysler’s white knight?