Our resident opinion expert, The City Grump talks about the Black Lives Matter protests and what impact they are having in the corporate world.
In my opinion, the first reactions to Spring Budget are mistaken. Sunak has been widely praised, but he shouldn’t be.
As part of its election campaign the Labour Party recently published ?Rewriting the Rules: Labour’s vision for corporate governance, accountability and regulation?. Nigh on every paragraph, sends the reader into a world of delusion.
The statistics say it all. In the cradle of capitalism, the number of listed companies on US public markets have halved since 1996 and here in the UK, they have fallen by a quarter since 2006.
The financial world has gone a bit topsy turvy of late, the latest statement I’m making about it” That some of these organisations no longer deserve our investment in them.
The City Grump has found a secret memo concerning Boris Johnson and his ideas for his cabinet. Could this be for real?
Has our political landscape ever been as turgid and as inactive as it has been recently” To my mind, the last notable event was when Theresa May stepped up as PM. I argue that this bout of inactivity has allowed ineffective processes such as scheming bankers, and their poor financial decisions, to continue unabated.
Our resident current-affairs grumbler keeps us up to date with the dramatic antics of the conservative party, including whether Brexit really means Brexit, and if globe-stopping chaos will ensue if a no-deal Brexit happens, and, most importantly, if Theresa May is in fact, a robot, or should we say, maybot!” The City Grump returns to Real Business to dish the hilarious dirt on contemporary business and politics in the slow lead up to Brexit.
The City Grump, (ex-financier turned civil activist Stephen Hazell-Smith), is our most opinionated columnist at Real Business. The release of his new book, “The City Grump Rides out”, gives us a collation of his best articles comparing the worlds of UK business and politics, and as if it couldn’t get better, it’s illustrated by legendary cartoonist Gerald Scarfe.
As the Brexit narrative becomes increasingly farcical, what politician should replace the ever-weakening Theresa May?
Prime minister Theresa May has said we have no choice but to protect our EU facing trade from destruction other than to go along with continuing to be a rule taker from the Brussels superstructure. This is grade 1 nonsense, says Real Business columnist The City Grump.
Ex-chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has besmirched his former title, The City Grump explained in his latest column.