Peter Dunn finds that the Duchy of Cornwall is distressingly ruthless in pursuit of its property bus
There is a huge rumpus in Whitehall and the City over a new accounting rule called FRS17. But please do not stop reading now, because this matters to everybody.
Have you noticed how Tony Blair's opposition to nationalisation and public ownership is redolent of the dogmatists he holds in contempt? If he were just a touch more pragmatic, I could help him to make a bob or two for the Exchequer and to modernise the public services all in one sweet deal.
Murdoch woos pinko for Thunderer shock.
Rainbow's End: the crash of 1929
Maury Klein <em>Oxford University Press, 366pp, £22.99</em>
Belize keeps selling off its assets to foreign companies. Now the country is bleeding itself dry to
Rupert Murdoch, Bernie Ecclestone, the Hindujas, Berlusconi, and now Lakshmi Mittal: can these reall
The problem with new Labour is not so much its deep involvement with business as its ignorance of it. Distance lends enchantment.
How much rope to give employees? Enough to hang themselves? Probably. Enough to string up the entire organisation? Hmmm. That's taking the light management touch a little too far.
Why, Americans are finally beginning to ask themselves, are they not universally loved? An answer is usually instantly available: it is because American "values" and "freedoms" make the rest of the world jealous.
Last month, Enron. This month, Lakshmi Mittal, the Indian-born businessman. There may be no brown envelopes, but "cash for access" allegations are beginning to haunt this government in the same way that they did the last Tory administration.
The connection between Enron, the MMR vaccine and the steel firm owned by Lakshmi Mittal, a Labour Party donor, may not be immediately obvious - except that all three, to use the political correspondents' favourite word, "embarrassed" Tony Blair while he was trying to focus on his mission to Afr
They grew up in the postwar cities, offering a clean, air-conditioned respite and a cheeseburger. Bu