The Greensill scandal isn’t going away with further revelations about lobbying and inquiries. There are still some big questions that stick in my mind; What was Greensill’s actual business? How did they plan to make money? Warning: Contains full frontal accountancy Greensill liked to describe themselves as a fin-tech company, but their business model was… Read More Greensill P2 | Credit Crunch economics
The usual format. 12 questions each with a selection of vaguely familiar sounds answers. The worst thing you can do is double guess yourself. Or is it?
This weeks Daily Mirror covers the evolving mess that is Kickstart – the Government’s £2bn flagship scheme to help young people who are out of work. Of course you read it all here first: We are still not allowed to join Kickstart, and I believe that thousands of other small businesses are in the same… Read More Kickstart | More failure, less accountability
Yet another blog about hapless hospital botherer and haunted dishcloth Matt Hancock This week the Government announced an inquiry into the relationship between Greensill Capital, David Cameron and Boris Johnson’s Government. Most of the questions the press are asking are about the relationship between Cameron, Rishi Sunak and Greensill over Covid loans. But there is… Read More The real threat to the NHS | Greensill, Topwood and Matt Hancock
It’s one year since Keir Starmer became leader of the Labour Party, and newspapers have been full of lengthy profile pieces trying to work out if he is doing badly. I haven’t changed my view that I set out at the start of the year: Starmer has by far and away the biggest problem in… Read More Starmer | One year on, no way back
20 tracks fo 90s dance music. Features some genuine club classics, mixed in with middle class white people rapping, endless attempts to make pedestrian indie music sound edgy by adding a Funky Drummer sample, and someone who seriously misunderstood what pirate radio means. Usual rules. 20 songs all jumbled together
At the time it seemed so cool and ironic and hip, and some of it has stood the test of time but most of it has faded faster than Tony Blair’s reputation…. It’s Brit Pop The usual rules. 20 tracks all jumbled together. You can mark your own scores, or email me the answer and… Read More 90s Pop Quiz | P2. Brit Pop
Last Easter we were in lockdown and I was doing an 80s pop quiz. A year on as lockdown draws to a halt here are 3 90s pop quizzes over 3 days Day 1 are 20 pop hits, mostly one hit wonders