Tag Archives: Labour

Tories take the wrong road while Labour fixates on the NHS – don’t you love General Election campaigns?

I suppose we’d better write something about this: The governing Tories have kicked off their British General Election campaign (polling day is May 5) with a crappy poster showing the road ahead with them. Trouble is it’s supposed to be ...

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‘Granny Tax’ could end Osborne’s chances of becoming Tory leader and open the door to Boris

All these clever clogs chancellors of the UK exchequer come unstuck now and then (look at Gordon Brown) and hyper-ambitious current incumbent George Osborne (pictured) may just have made his big mistake by trying to sneak through his now-notorious ‘Granny ...

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Two cheers for RBS boss Stephen Hester

Well the bloke hasn’t had much to cheer him up recently, having lost a million quid bonus and been vilified by politicians of all hues, mostly for their own hypocritical purposes. Why hypocritical? Labour fuelled the City’s bonus culture and ...

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MediaCom’s Europe boss Nick Lawson picks his Desert Island Ads

In the first of an occasional series Nick Lawson, CEO EMEA of WPP-owned media planning and buying giant MediaCom, picks his Desert Island Ads – ones which have influenced his career and the way he thinks of advertising. It’s a ...

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The battle of Stephen Hester’s bonus is a PR disaster for all the parties

Well maybe not Labour leader Ed Miliband although it’s surprising that no-one has reminded him yet that RBS boss Stephen Hester’s generous deal at the nearly-nationalised bank was struck by former Labour PM Gordon Brown and chancellor Alistair Darling. And ...

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Market Research weathers recession

Further evidence that market research has weathered the recession a little better than some of the other marketing disciplines emerged this week with the news that brand owners cut their research spending last year by almost five per cent, a ...

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