I'd thought it was a nearly-amusing coincidence that Northern Rock's ex-chairman Matt Ridley shared a name with the journalist and science writer. But no, apparently they're the same guy. Now, I know that chairman is a non-exec role, but even so - if I were selecting a chairman for a major bank, I'd probably opt … Continue reading Who’ll we get to run our bank?
Month: October 2007
I've got a new Sharpener piece up on the unholy trinity of Craig Murray, Alisher Usmanov and Prem Sikka. It's got accountancy, it's got bribery, it's got a respected writer making himself look like an idiot and accidentally libelling people - what more could you ask? "A post which isn't about transport or accountancy, please, … Continue reading But financial standards ARE interesting, dammit
It's truly an autumn of Finally Approving Transport Projects That Should Have Happened 10 Years Ago. As well as Thameslink 2000 and Crossrail (both of which approval I've somehow failed to write about - bad me), we're now getting the Camden Town station rebuild. As regular readers may be aware, I approve of all of … Continue reading Hooray for London