It was Shiret who got himself banned from Dixons meetings after warning that the electricals group made most of its money from warranties and pointing out that said warranties were pricier than its rivals. Last week the Dixons share price was hammered after the Office of Fair Trading launched an investigation.
Earlier in his career Shiret managed to upset Sir Ralph Halpern, then chairman of Burton, by publishing a circular illustrated with a picture of a dustman bearing a passing resemblance to Sir Ralph. The aim was to drive home the point that Burton's property valuations were 'rubbish' - as indeed they proved to be.
Shiret is reticent when asked to say who's next for his special treatment. No one in particular, he insists - though he is a bear of MFI Furniture, he adds ominously.Reuse content