America’s time as an international broker for peace may be coming to an end. Their influence may be dwindling in the face of economic weakness and hollers of a return to isolationism at home, and an increasingly strong, if quiet, voice from the Far East. There may only be one act left in the play [...]
‘It is not illegal for a publican to subscribe to a foreign broadcaster. The issue in the Portsmouth case is whether it’s legal to screen it in public’
Having resigned in disgust over the bankers’ deal with the Government, the Lib Dems’ former Treasury spokesman in the Lords may take on the saintly Vince’s old mantle as the voice of reason and decency on the banks.
No surprise the Bank kept rates at 0.5 per cent. The real question is when the next rise will come. I still incline to November, but May and August are real runners too – all months when the bank publishes fresh inflation and growth forecast and has the opportunity to explain itself.
Meanwhile expect inflation to [...]
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There’s no sport to speak of tonight, which gives us a good chance to look ahead to next month’s Cheltenham festival to see if there’s any ante post value. I’ll be there on St Patrick’s Day and the race I’m most looking forward [...]
I saved up this gem for number 500 in the series of Questions to Which the Answer is … Well, What Do You Think? Oliver Kamm spotted it, which is fitting, because I stole the idea for the series from him in the first place (although, as the series started at 94, I should perhaps [...]
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