The minister for adult skills ought to be a buxom blonde in a saucy 1970s film entitled Confessions...
28 January 2002
In Whitehall, those stuffy civil servants are quaking with fear as Tony Blair gets set to torch their rotting citadel
21 January 2002
The problem with Tony Blair is that - even though he went to a proper public school and Oxford - he...
14 January 2002
Captains of industry are in a proper sulk because they receive fewer knighthoods than academics,...
07 January 2002
It is a recollection that will not dissolve. I was peeing in a public urinal next to the most...
The company once known as ThirdWay.com, run by T Blair, CEO, should close down its Department of Health
17 December 2001
The strategy is confused. Difficult decisions are being ducked. The directors are at each other's...
Uncork the fizz at once! The fall of Enron, the energy giant, is good news for everyone who believes in competition
10 December 2001
Enron was hubris incorporated. It christened itself "the world's leading company" and it stomped...
Amazing! The Treasury has realised we have to pay more for our public services. Even the Queen Mum knew that
03 December 2001
Why was Derek Wanless the Treasury's ideal candidate to write a report on the chronic underfunding...
By present standards, chimpanzees could manage pension funds. And they wouldn't want seven-figure bonuses
19 November 2001
The price of a cup of coffee at the Sheraton, Doha, is $10. It is a classic case of short-term...
Here's an idea to send Lady Thatcher completely over the edge: turn British Airways into a European firm
12 November 2001
If you want to see the nation state holding out against the forces of globalisation, look at the...
When it comes to dealing with the banks, will it be Brown the Dunfermline bootboy or Brown the dull boy?
05 November 2001
Gordon Brown is both the most cerebral and the most unashamedly populist of modern chancellors. It...
Let's not be stinting in our praise for a new Labour aspiration that the many, not the few, should bathe in Krug
29 October 2001
The four words that summed up the financial excesses of the late 1990s were "private equity" and "...
The Railtrack debacle has exposed Byers and Blair not as unreconstructed socialists, but as unadulterated incompetents
22 October 2001
The Railtrack debacle is a once-in-a-parliament rite of passage for this government; and it might...
Expect the new Railtrack to cut costs and corners even more, because it will have to keep the bankers happy
15 October 2001
Most of you, I imagine, are cavorting around the clapped-out shell of Railtrack, now that the most...
08 October 2001
Is ITV Digital, the former ONdigital, a national treasure? You would think it must be a cultural...
01 October 2001
Warren Buffett is the emeritus president of the unofficial brotherhood of billionaire uber-...