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Bankers to run rings round fencing?

I WAS sad enough this morning to read the "Executive Summary" of the Vickers report on banking reform, published today. I know a little bit about this subject having worked in the City for a while.

The guts is that the government (with wide support in Parliament) intends to "Ring Fence", or partially separate, the retail banking from the merchant banking operations. This is supposed to be a safer arrangement, although the…


Added by Clive Carter on September 12, 2011 at 19:30 — 7 Comments

On the origins of the 2008 financial crisis

This isn't a local issue – more of a global one, that I post here only because I think we may get close to some of the origins of the financial crisis that is causing such widespread disruption. These are the view's of one man, a Moody's insider.


I've just come across this submission of just a few days ago, to the Securities and Exchange Commission by a former Moody's…


Added by Clive Carter on August 20, 2011 at 18:31 — 2 Comments

Happy Feet: the lost Emperor Penguin: live feed

When the lost Emperor Penguin waddled ashore at Peka Peka beach north of Wellington, NZ, he had little idea it would cause world attention.


"Happy Feet" started to eat sand, thinking it a good substitute for snow, to cool down. Big tummy ache. Operation performed by Wellington's top gastroenterologist.


Here's a live link to Happy Feet, continuing to recover…


Added by Clive Carter on August 5, 2011 at 19:00 — 2 Comments

Stroud Green Residents Association newsletter


Stroud Green Residents Association has published its Summer newsletter:



Added by Clive Carter on July 20, 2011 at 14:40 — 2 Comments

Board Rigid

MANY will be aware of the long-term issues at our major Charitable Trust nearby. The problems of the un-reformed council committee known as Alexandra Palace "Trust Board" may be summarised thus:


  • Lack of continuity and long-term vision
  • High turnover of chair and Board members
  • Highly politicised…

Added by Clive Carter on July 6, 2011 at 8:00 — No Comments

Parliamentary Select Committee on effects of the Gambling Act (2005)

PLEASE note that if anyone wants to make submissions to this Inquiry, they need to do so by this Thursday.

More information here.

Added by Clive Carter on June 27, 2011 at 20:10 — 1 Comment

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Added by Clive Carter on April 20, 2011 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

Alexandra Palace BBC Studios: future world heritage site?

THAT the Alexandra Park & Palace Trust Board, with support from London Borough of Haringey, should apply for UNESCO World Heritage Site recognition for the South-East wing of Alexandra Palace. To include the BBC television studios, control rooms,dressing & transmitter rooms,telecine area,tower offices & transmission tower…


Added by Clive Carter on April 11, 2011 at 9:30 — 5 Comments

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