Note: I got into a bit of a state preparing for my speech at the Social Liberal Forum Conference on Saturday, staying up the previous night writing and angsting about it: for some reason I found the prospect of sharing a platform with Neal Lawson, Will Hutton and Simon Hughes (who ended up replaced by… Continue reading Speech: Where we are and how we got here
When is a wunch not a wunch?
Courtesy of David Cameron this week, we now know there are two types of city financier. The first, epitomised by Sir James Crosby, is the sort of shyster that only a Prime Minister with a serious lack of judgement would dream of putting in a senior role. The second, epitomised by Sir David Freud, is… Continue reading When is a wunch not a wunch?
Abbey normal customer service
Readers may recall that late last year I blogged about my girlfriend’s family’s problems with Abbey when they tried closing her late stepfather’s account. That particular incident ended happily as if by magic once the Observer got involved. I wish I could say that was the end of the matter. Sadly, it is not the… Continue reading Abbey normal customer service