Monthly Archives: January 2012

Stand up and be counted

A great Editor’s Letter by Alistair Heath in today’s City AM calling on industry leaders to get out of their executive suites – and state the case for business. I don’t always agree with Alistair Heath: but he’s consistently out … Continue reading

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Happy Monday

It’s Happy Monday*!  The happiest Monday of all the year! Life’s emotional roller coaster has carried us to this sunny peak – just two weeks after Blue Monday. I’m just glad to have a chance to use a ‘smiley’ – my … Continue reading

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April Fool’s Day comes early

Christmas decorations are in the shops by July.  The shelves of my local Tesco Micro are already straining under the weight of Malteasters, Cadbury Creme Eggs and Lindt golden bunnies… and now the Daily Telegraph has published the first April … Continue reading

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Light at the end of the tunnel. Eventually.

Thinking about HS2… Twelve years ago I worked for West Coast Route Modernisation (WCRM) – the programme to increase speed and capacity on the world’s busiest mixed-use railway.  Basically, WCRM was about stitching together the messy compromises of a 150-year-old … Continue reading

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Full speed ahead?

2012 started with good news for people who care about making this country a nicer place to live and a better place to do business. On January 10, the government gave the green light to High Speed 2: an exciting … Continue reading

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Blue Monday

It’s Blue Monday!  The day everyone is supposed to feel depressed because there are still 300+ shopping days to Christmas. But don’t worry if you’re reading this on Woeful Wednesday or Fearful Friday, because another Blue Monday will be along … Continue reading

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Cuts made easy

If George Osborne needs to save a few quid he should take the tube. Plastering prime ad sites with these nannying posters suggests the London Fire Brigade has got money to burn.

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