2022-09-29T00:00:00+01:00By Lem Bingley
During the economic crisis of 1964, prime minister Harold Wilson memorably remarked that a week is a long time in politics. In the economic crisis of 2022, we could perhaps update the saying – a weekend is plenty long enough to machine-gun yourself in the foot.
2022-09-16T00:00:00+01:00By Lem Bingley
A frequent observation of the past week has been that the Queen’s death came as a shock. Despite her advanced age and obvious frailty when appointing Liz Truss as PM, none of us expected a gentle handshake in Balmoral to be her last official act.
2022-08-26T00:00:00+01:00By Lem Bingley
Business body the CBI is the latest organisation to sound a warning about the impact of the energy crisis. On Wednesday, it published the results of a survey of its members, indicating that almost a third of firms expected energy costs to rise by more than 30% over the next ...
A decade ago, when Range Rover launched its Evoque model, it grabbed headlines by roping in Victoria Beckham to endorse its new car with a special launch edition. The co-branding exercise stumbled somewhat when the former Spice Girl told assembled reporters: “I’ve designed a car,” apparently laying claim to the ...
2022-07-15T00:00:00+01:00By Lem Bingley
The election of our next prime minister has so far proven to be a peculiar, introspective affair. A wide spectrum of national concerns and priorities has apparently been cast aside in favour of a ferocious mud-slinging match over a single topic: tax.
2022-06-23T23:00:00+01:00By Lem Bingley
Lord Michael Bichard’s review of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), published this week, sets out a clear path forward for the beleaguered professional body – a way out of the mire it has floundered in for the past 18 months, and the long-term governance blunders that created the ...
2022-06-09T23:00:00+01:00By Jane King
Last weekend’s Jubilee pageant celebrations showcased what makes the UK a great success story. Look behind the pomp, though, and there lies another story.