Brexit – Isn’t it cricket to applaud the half century?

Wondering why sterling is plummeting ? Well In cricket, that game only the English, and her ex-empire play, its courtesy to applaud a batsman upon reaching 50 runs in an innings. So is the pound applauding that achievement today ? Have those who are battering PM May, got to the important milestone of 48 letters, (required …

Brexit – When James Bond’s old boss talks, you’d better listen

With only hours (well dozens of them) left before the existential Vote on PM May’s Withdrawal Agreement, no surprise it’s becoming “feisty”. However a couple of incredible articles, and letters, seem to be being “ignored” by the press.  It seems to me, that when the ex-head of MI6 tells you that the agreement endangers UK National …

Shock horror! – Stocks have gone nowhere (slowly) this year.

Amongst all the “sky fell already” comments I read ubiquitously, I wondered is today a welcome timeout for reflection? Perhaps even thanks might be appropriate. So in this short note we try to give some perspective on the “collapse”, and with it draw a deep breath on what might go right in the next few …