Another bumper Budget?

April 21, 2009

All we’ve heard for the past few weeks is how little room there is for Labour to pump more money into the economy to fight the recession.

Playing the blame game

March 4, 2009

President Barack Obama had barely settled into in the White House before he was happy to admit he had “screwed up” over one of his choices for a cabinet job after Tom Daschle withdraw his nomination as health secretary over an income tax controversy.

Should banks sponsor sports stars?

February 16, 2009

A bit like asking turkeys to vote for Christmas, parliamentarian John Mann has called on the likes of tennis player Andy Murray, equestrian star Zara Phillips and motor racing great Sir Jackie Stewart to scrap their sponsorship contracts with the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Bankers offer act of contrition

February 10, 2009

In the Middle Ages the four ousted British bankers who brought the Royal Bank of Scotland and HBOS to the brink of collapse would have probably had to endure the public humiliation of sitting in the stocks. 

Did the press make the crisis worse?

February 5, 2009
As the British economy continues to nosedive, an intriguing sideshow has been going on about who should we blame for the financial meltdown.

Since building society Northern Rock went belly up, Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s mantra has been to link Britain’s economic problems to credit flows seizing up due to the subprime crisis in the United States.

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A dish best served cold

January 30, 2009

Alain Grisay, the softly spoken CEO of F&C Investments, was in a wry humour at F&C’s annual press seminar for European journalists on Thursday.

Big Beasts in different cages

January 28, 2009

They are known as the “big beasts”, those polticians that hold, or have held, heavyweight government posts and stalk the landscape as if they own it.

The arrest of Damian Green, MP

December 1, 2008

The furore over the arrest of Conservative shadow immigration secretary   Damian Green for leaking government documents has reached such a pitch that there is talk of MPs disrupting Wednesday’s state opening of parliament.

Labour “lemmings” on tour in Manchester

September 22, 2008

Britain’s foreign minister David Miliband says he does not want a leadership fight.

Media’s views on the abortion vote

May 20, 2008

embryo1.jpgAs MPs prepare to vote on cutting the time limit for abortions, the Daily Mail says the current system “shames our nation”.