Monthly Archives: October 2012

My nest egg hits the buffers

The farcical handling of the West Coast franchise leaves us all counting the cost The Department for Transport’s decision to award FirstGroup the franchise to operate the West Coast Main Line was always controversial. Yesterday, the department announced a reversal: the … Continue reading

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I missed your birthday

The emoticon is 30.   Well it was 30, on the 19th of September.  Somehow I missed it. Sorry, emoticon. 😦

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Art of protest

It’s a miserably damp Monday morning.  I am at Tate Britain with my friend Ruth Dudley Edwards to see the Stuckists demonstrate outside the 2012 Turner Prize exhibition. Ruth is about to publish her latest crime fiction novel, a keenly-anticipated … Continue reading

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