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Cabinet Reshuffle – Cameron’s new team in full

September 4, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard So, David Cameron’s first major reshuffle has taken place and it all looks like more of a mess than before he meddled. There are a number of baffling decisions. Firstly, what is Jeremy Hunt’s promotion all about? Let’s not forget, this is a man who was caught out having vested interests […]

The philistines are at the gates

April 17, 2012

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written by Rob Pollard – an edited version originally appeared in New Statesman Stewart Lee, Martin Parr and Hayden Thorpe discuss the coalition’s policy for the arts. With growing opposition to the proposed NHS reforms, and increasing uncertainty  of the government’s economic policy, it is clear that David Cameron is floundering. As his health secretary […]

Darling leads criticism of Goodwin decision

February 3, 2012

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written for New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard Former Labour Chancellor disapproves of government move. The decision to strip Fred Goodwin of his knighthood has been criticised by former Chancellor Alistair Darling, who described the move as “tawdry” and taken “on a whim”. Darling led a chorus of discontent from various high-profile figures who […]

Sarkozy set to introduce Tobin Tax

January 31, 2012

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written for New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard French President ready to implement a financial transaction tax and hopes move will encourage other countries to follow. Nicolas Sarkozy is ready to resist pressure from France’s finance sector and introduce a 0.1 per cent tax on financial transactions. The French president proposes to introduce the […]

Government will not intervene on RBS bonus payments

January 31, 2012

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written for New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard Downing Street says “We are not going to micro-manage bonuses”. David Cameron will not force any RBS executives to turn down bonus payments, despite growing calls for government intervention on executive pay. On Sunday, RBS chief executive Stephen Hester announced that he will not be accepting […]

Google reports web economy set to double

January 29, 2012

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written for the New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard Rise of mobile internet access set to spark sharp rise in G20 web value. Over the next 4 years the total value of the web economy in G20 countries will almost double in value, a new study has claimed today. The report suggests that the […]

Fred Goodwin set to be stripped of knighthood

January 22, 2012

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written for the New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard Former RBS head could lose his knighthood as Cameron talks tough on executive pay. David Cameron has called for the removal of Fred Goodwin’s knighthood after formally asking the honours committee to revoke the award. The former head of RBS was given the honour as […]