The London Paper – 29 May 2009
So, that’s it then is it? Eight months ago Lehmans collapsed, the cogs of global finance ground to a halt and stock markets began a precipitous dive so terrifying that George Bush claimed that ‘this sucker (e.g. western capitalism) could go down. Continue reading
The London Paper – 22 May 2009
‘Let he who is without sin cast the first stone’. That phrase has been ricocheting around my bony head for the last two weeks as I’ve watched the media doing absolutely everything in its power to whip up public fury about the MPs’ expenses scandal. Continue reading
The London Paper – 15 May 2009
I’ve had some truly bizarre experiences in my time but trying not to make a total knob of myself during a ten minute interview using only my piss-poor A level French in Paris the other week has to be up there with the best of them. Continue reading
The London Paper – 8 May 2009
Question: How can you tell when a broker is lying to you?
Answer: His lips move.
That City gag is so old that Henry 8th had his court jester beheaded when he last heard it. Continue reading
The London Paper – 1 May 2009
What is it about the ‘Rich List’ that compels me to read it every year? Last weekend I scuttled into my newsagent and furtively bought the Sunday Times, which has published this infernal catalogue of excess for the last 21 years. Continue reading