"We think the somewhat stark description of the finance directors does not represent the real world"

Business quote of the day.

The Big Four has today rejected claims from the Competition Commission that they focus on satisfying clients rather than shareholders.
 
Hywel Ball, head of assurance, UK & Ireland, at Ernst & Young:
 
“We think the somewhat stark description in black and white terms of the role and power of the finance directors and their motives does not represent the real world as we experience it.”
 

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The NS Podcast #176: Younge, guns and identity politics

The New Statesman podcast.

Helen and Stephen are joined by author and editor-at-large for the Guardian, Gary Younge, to discuss the findings of his new book: Another Day in the Death of America.

Seven kids die every day from gun violence in the US yet very few make the national news. Is there any way to stop Americans becoming inured to the bloodshed? The enraging, incredibly sad and sometimes peculiarly funny stories of ten kids on one unremarkable Saturday attempt to change that trend.

(Helen Lewis, Stephen Bush, Gary Younge).

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