Mutineers are still adrift
Thursday 19 October 1995
The defectors are forbidden contact with investors, some of whom they have looked after for 20 years. They have not even been allowed to answer letters asking for advice. So aggrieved is one titled gentleman that he is threatening to take the matter up with the regulatory authorities.
In the meantime, Credit Suisse has hastily rebuilt its team, and is now trying to sell the new line-up to clients.
"Obviously we would like them to stay,'' said a Credit Suisse spokeswoman. "But we are not holding a gun to their heads.''
So farewell then Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. New editions of the official histories of both clubs are published next week, penned by Philip Soar, the football historian and former chief executive of Blenheim Exhibitions. Not one to waste time, Mr Soar has bashed out 200,000 words on each club simultaneously and the lavishly illustrated tomes will go on sale at pounds 16.99 each - in time for the local derby on 18 November. Both clubs must hope that the author's recent personal form does not rub off on them. Mr Soar left Blenheim in 1993 after over-expansion led to a collapse in fortunes and painful retrenchment.
Sir Bryan Nicholson, chairman of the CBI, on being courted by all the main political parties at the same time: "It's a bit like three in a bed at the moment... Adair, would you like to comment on the pleasures of the political parties wooing us?"
Adair Turner, director general: "Yes it is nice to be wooed on all sides." Oh very funny.
Philip Green's latest shopping concept will be viewed with concern in parental circles.
The retailer is launching Kids HQ - billed as "the shopping adventure for kids'' - in four of his Lewis's and Owen Owen department stores.
They will, he claims, offer "a stimulating environment for kids and parents alike''.
The thought of the hard swearing Mr Green stimulating kids is a sobering one.
Give the punters an inch and they'll take a mile - albeit very slowly. The pounds 1.8m-a-year Whitbread community investment programme - set up in 1981 to foster relations with the public - is catering for ever- stranger requests. The brewer has just dispatched two industrial cooler fridges to a tortoise breeder in Tewkesbury to spare the reptiles the rigours of the winter (the tortoises, not the breeders).
Those not familiar with the hibernation patterns of the tortoise should know that they must be kept at constant temperature, so the fridge needs an alarm. Stick a tortoise into any old fridge and you will have the RSPCA down on you.
Maggie and Paul Coleman have 130 tortoises, of which 30 are going into cold storage. They can do this because Heineken (brewed under licence by Whitbread) can reach the parts of tortoises that other beers can't reach.
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Axe wielding man shot dead after attacking four New York policemen on busy street
- 3 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 4 Jimmy Carr's Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 5 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
Poppy Appeal 2014: This is why I won't be wearing a red poppy this year
iJobs Money & Business
£60000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Compensation and Benefits Manager - Compensat...
£30000 - £35000 Per Annum plus excellent benefits: Clearwater People Solutions...
£24000 - £28000 per annum + bonus & benefits: Ashdown Group: IT Business Syste...
£50000 - £90000 per annum + benefits: Ampersand Consulting LLP: Markit EDM (CA...