Lawrence Tomlinson cuts quite a dash. The swashbuckling racing driver/millionaire tycoon shoots from the hip, and his report on RBS’s treatment of small business was characteristically explosive.
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Wednesday 21 November 2012
Pity Roberto Di Matteo. Having earned his confirmation five months ago, when he took Chelsea to victory in the Champions League, he learnt yesterday that long-termism has no place in Roman Abramovich's world view. He was out on his ear after a diminished team looked doomed to an early Champions League exit this season, the eighth manager to be found wanting in as many years.
Taxpayer will not foot Olympic bill as sponsorship, ticket sales and merchandise helped Locog meet £2.4 billion cost
Friday 09 November 2012
The taxpayer will not have to make up any Olympic budget shortfall as sponsorship, ticket sales and merchandise helped organisers Locog meet the £2.4 billion cost needed to stage the Games.
Monday 05 November 2012
Urgent steps should be taken to improve staff morale in Education Secretary Michael Gove's department, an all-party committee of MPs warns today. They accuse the department's Permanent Under-Secretary Chris Wormauld of "complacency" in telling MPs that he was not "dealing with a disaster situation".
Thursday 01 November 2012
It’s tricky for female MPs to break into ‘Old Etonian clique’, Whitehall figure says
Thursday 01 November 2012
The Government’s migration cap is a “big barrier to growth”, Britain’s former top civil servant has said.
Sunday 28 October 2012
As the BBC's political satire ends, Westminster's real-life farce carries on
Outrage as former head of benefits agency Lord Bichard says the retired should take up community service or have their pensions docked
Wednesday 24 October 2012
Lord Bichard said older people had to make 'a more positive contribution' to reduce the burden they place on the state
Sunday 21 October 2012
Friday 19 October 2012
When the BBC Director-General, George Entwistle, called a news conference to present a belated response to the Jimmy Savile affair, the new face of British public broadcasting looked in dire need of media training. He did not know where to look; he assumed some strange expressions; he snapped at his own Corporation's reporter; his glasses were odd. Referring to his time as head of "Vision" – which, as he deigned to translate, meant overall responsibility for television – he seemed to suggest he would have breached his remit if he had been too curious about Newsnight's forward planning.
Thursday 18 October 2012
Perhaps some bodies – the Bank of England, the BBC – are too complex to be managed successfully by any single individual
Wednesday 17 October 2012
A government website that will save taxpayers up to £70m by replacing other online public services will go live today.
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- 4 Food poverty in UK has reached level of 'public health emergency', warn experts
- 5 I’m sure Kate Moss doesn't care about posing for Playboy. But I do