Barney Reynolds, despite being a partner of a Legal 500 law firm, Shearman & Sterling LLP, and sharing a prestigious alma mater with cantankerous, just doesn’t get it. Commenting in the FT today on Lord Turner’s demands that global policymakers should examine financial transaction taxes and even tougher capital requirements for banks that trade for their [...]
David Kerr, Professor of Cancer Medicine at Oxford, writes a thoughtful, if conventional, article in today’s Telegraph prescribing yet more incremental NHS reform. Quite rightly, Kerr acknowledges that the days of pouring money into the NHS Money Pit cannot continue given that, living as we do on Fiscal Fantasy Island, the UK has run out of money.
The general election is going to be tough and the Conservatives cannot afford to make it harder for themselves: the electoral map of Britain is already drawn in Labour’s favour. Tony Blair understood only too well he needed to appeal to the middle ground and secure the votes of some of the natural supporters of [...]
Sir Martin Sorrell is Chief Executive of WPP, the largest advertising group in the world. Today, WPP announced profits of £663 million. This morning, Sir Martin Sorell pontificated in an interview on BBC Radio 4′s Today programme. With WPP’s headquarters and main listing in London, you would expect these results to be great news [...]
Commenting on the plans announced by Mark Thompson, Director-General of the BBC, to close BBC Radio 6 Music, Ben Bradshaw, the Culture Secretary, said: “I welcome that the BBC is thinking hard about what it does and where it should focus in future, but politicians should avoid compromising the BBC’s independence by giving a [...]