According to the four bankers grilled before the Treasury Select Committee yesterday, none of them held any formal banking qualifications. Can I therefore put myself forward with my Chartered Institute of Bankers qualification – and a lot more political nous that that lot put together?
I’ve got nothing against celebrity chefs. In fact, Matt Tebbut can come and cook for me anytime. But although I’m more of a Market Kitchen girl than a Ready Steady Cook fan, I’ve got nothing against Antony Worrall Thompson – except that he’s an opponent of the smoking ban and once fancied himself as the [...]
Conservative controlled Hertfordshire County Council may have lost over £27 million of residents’ money by breaking their own rules to invest in Iceland’s banks. An independent report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers has revealed a number of errors that led to the county council investing millions in Icelandic banks. The council did not follow its own investment rules, which were [...]
Vince Cable: The danger now is of deepening recession mutating into deflation This article first appeared in The Independent, 8th January 2009. Four months ago, in September, the Bank of England was debating whether to increase interest rates beyond 5 per cent to counter mounting inflation. There were people who thought that crude oil, then [...]