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August 14, 2012

Fighting Season

by Matthew Steeples

A review of Fighting Season by Graham Lee   At school, one of my classmates was a chap named Graham Lee. We used to travel home together on the same bus from Lancaster and as both our mothers worked at the same university and shared a love of all things equestrian, we had much in … Continue reading “Fighting Season”

An Olympic Va Va Voom

by Matthew Steeples

The brilliance of the Olympic closing ceremony   Last night, Great Britain excelled itself with a closing ceremony for the Olympics that was both bonkers and brilliant.   Boris Johnson danced to the Spice Girls and Lord Coe eulogised about the volunteers. The crowd cheered heartily and even watching the proceedings on television brought a … Continue reading “An Olympic Va Va Voom”

July 26, 2012

The best of British

by Matthew Steeples

Celebrating the 2012 London Olympic Games   The Olympics have indeed brought chaos to London: Traffic has ground to a halt, terrorist plots loom large and the rich have fled the city for sunnier shores. Now, however, on the eve of the opening of the Games, I do believe we should embrace the spirit of … Continue reading “The best of British”

July 17, 2012

An open letter from Gina Miller

by steepleadmin

Gina Miller calls for senior members of the City regulators to leave   Sir,   Time Gentleman Please – time for senior members of the City regulators to leave:   How many scandals will it take before the government replaces senior management within the endemically ineffective Financial Services Authority (FSA) and the Bank of England … Continue reading “An open letter from Gina Miller”

July 14, 2012

Touching yourself

by Ellen Widdup

A viral campaign to raise attention to male cancer. By Ellen Widdup   It’s an advertising campaign fronted by a beautiful model, with more then three million hits on YouTube and a nomination for Cannes Festival – but until now it has not had a shred of publicity from the national press.   The video, … Continue reading “Touching yourself”

July 12, 2012

The curse of wealth

by Matthew Steeples

The sad story of Eva Rausing   Those who don’t have, it dream of it; those who have it, often put it to good use. Sadly, however, money doesn’t always necessarily bring happiness.   Lottery winners often go off the rails as they spend like silly because they simply are not used to wealth. Those … Continue reading “The curse of wealth”

July 3, 2012

Diamonds Aren’t Forever

by Matthew Steeples

The resignation of Bob Diamond   Today, Bob Diamond finally bit the dust and resigned as chief executive of Barclays in a dramatic move designed to save the bank from further embarrassment in the wake of their having being fined a record £290 million last week for attempting to manipulate the interbank lending rate, Libor, … Continue reading “Diamonds Aren’t Forever”