Tag Archives: City of London

You can stick your garden furniture!

Once upon a time, commuting into London was a necessity for millions. Then, one day in March 2020, it became the preserved activity of a few key workers and a big no-no for everyone else. Well almost everyone, my commute … Continue reading

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Can the City of London recover? It needs your help!

The City of London is in trouble. The Daily Telegraph reports on twitter that it has lost 10% of its residents over period of the pandemic. The capital’s population is estimated to have tumbled by almost a tenth during the … Continue reading

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Are we over the worst?

It’s a lovely day here in London . As I ran past the Covid testing tent in the square of the City’s Guildhall, there was no queue. This is what the City used to be like on Sunday, except it … Continue reading

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Should there be a “square mile track”?

Would you like a running track in the Square Mile?  Click to complete survey View survey results In a recent blog, I outlined proposals leaked to the FT but now approved by the City authorities. Emboldened by success, one councillor … Continue reading

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Living and working in the City of London

  I live in Blackfriars in one of the areas of the City which were historically beyond the control of the City Fathers (what we’d call the Corporation of London today). Where I live in Blackfriars there was a priory.  … Continue reading

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By their fruits ye shall know them.

    Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.  A good tree cannot … Continue reading

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A tale of two Cities

      Have you ever turned up at a place and realised you shouldn’t be there – but stayed anyway just to see what it was like? That’s what happened to me yesterday. I went to an event about … Continue reading

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SHOULD INVSTORS BE PREPARED TO PAY FOR CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT?

This is the question we’ll be debating at today’s pension play pen lunch. I’m a little daunted . I’ve read Professor John Kay‘s excellent paper about how equities work, should work and why they could work better. He’s in the middle … Continue reading

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From Venice with love

Sitting in front of Tintoretto’s Crucifixion, a massive canvas that examines the nature of suffering , I tried to connect his noble vision with the suffering of Europe‘s latest basket case- Italy. Nothing doing. If the Venetians are any touchstone of … Continue reading

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