Serco share price and bid specialism market..

Our plans for growth have resulted in emails pinging into my inbox. Serco et al have let the bid specialist teams know they have a new wave of work coming their way as our public sector is flogged off for austerity packaged as growth. Their share price looking very healthy at the back end of…

Quick round up of RBS news this week…

RBS say their big cheese needs the freedom to turn things around, and grovel to their shareholders, who don;t think they are getting value for money. Even with all our money. A£7.3billion flog off, featured in this week’s fire sale. The sell off of Direct Line adding a bit of texture .They are going to be…

A bedtime story

CHICKEN LICKEN AS Chicken-licken was going one day to the wood, whack! an acorn fell from a tree on to his head. “Gracious goodness me!” said Chicken-licken, “the sky must have fallen; I must go and tell the King.” So Chicken-licken turned back, and met Hen-len. “Well, Hen-len, where are you going ?” said he….

Monarchism as a political statement

Being a monarchist is totally political. It’s about believing that some people are born to rule over others. It’s a really extreme form of racism. Julie Burchill.

I have been pretty much unplugged from the news cycle…

And more or less stopped reading the political press, unless I am on twitter. And I have just read back my blog. You can tell the periods where I have invested in the shitflinging monkey wheel of our political press. It’s pointless comment  on pointless nonsense. That most people have opted out of. The tribalism…

If you don’t mind me saying….

Moody’s have done a report for Reuters. They say that today’s ‘shocking’ jobs figures mean Obama’s chances of re-election are getting smaller. He would probably win it now, but not if the economy takes a turn for the worst. Well shit is about to hit the proverbial on a scale that is probably going to…

Bloomberg testing non existent Drachma….

CNBC had the Greek Exit that hasn’t happened pencilled in for June 18th. Bloomberg testing a currency that doesn’t exist.  Some people might call this irresponsible in the most turbulent financial week in a while, others might be more cynical. Sorry to refer to Zerohedge again(valuable at times like this) but his tweet – Obama…

Mona Seif

Is being treated as as suspect”in the arson attack on the headquarters building of presidential candidate and former Prime Minister Mr Ahmed Shafiq. The fire in the Dokki neighbourhood of Cairo, which did not do serious damage to the building, occurred on the evening of 29 May, as people gathered in Tahrir Square to protest…

Israel, US, Cyber what?

Apparently there was a virus called Stuxnet, which was only really supposed to…. ah, I’ll let you read it. New York Times, a tech website and teh Whitehouses new interwebs ‘strategy.

Great article which storifies economic news…..and me…

Doom and gloom for June #economy (Go to the original it isn’t v readable here) The first day of the month always brings a plethora of economic data but today’s reports make for particularly depressing reading. Figures for the purchasing managers index from the EU, United Kingdom and China all show a downturn in production,…