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UPDATE: Independent staff awake enough to notice this morning arrived on Derry Street, our home in Kensington, to find a gleaming new docking station ready for launch. One colleague previously too terrified to ride in London is already planning to finish her tube journey to work early so she can cycle through Hyde Park, which [...]
By Simon Usborne | | Wednesday, 14 July 2010 at 4:57 pm
I wonder if those who enthusiastically transmitted Pimco’s view that UK debt was “resting on a bed of nitroglycerine” will now be informing people that the fund manager has changed its mind?
The World Cup is over. After a month of magnificent spectacle, the last football fan boarding the plane home from South Africa will leave behind a country rightly proud of the first World Cup to be held on African soil. But after the stadia have emptied, the world’s media have packed their bags and the [...]
The idea that the blame for the credit meltdown can be blamed on the public sector, rather than the private sector, doesn’t get any more convincing however often it is repeated.
Alastair Campbell has a great line in a waspish article in The Daily Telegraph today on the virtues of keeping a diary rather than writing a memoir based on hazy recollection. Just in case we were unsure to whom he was referring, he corrects a point of detail in Peter Mandelson’s The Third Man, serialised [...]
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The banks can simultaneously recapitalise themselves and maintain lending to the real economy provided they stop paying boom-era bonuses to their staff and boom-era dividends to their shareholders.
According to the Bank of England, larger UK banks expanded much more rapidly than smaller institutions in the run-up to the crisis and have received disproportionate taxpayer support during this crisis.
Surely if curbing bankers’ pay is the morally right thing to do, one should just do it, regardless of the behaviour of others. What would Jesus have made of Stephen Green’s equivocation?
Unemployment is down. Good news, of course. But there’s always a cloud attached to a silver lining. An astonishing1.5 million of us are actually officially in jobs we don’t want, temping while we look for something better; a version, I would say, of hidden unemployment. Chances are they are also in work way below their qualifications, let [...]
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