THE OTHER day a stockbroker said to me: "There are no brokers any more on the London Stock Exchange. There are only foreign secretaries. Nobody ever talks about shares. They just talk about Czechoslovakia." In fairness it might be admitted that it is not only on the London Stock Exchange that foreign secretaries abound.By Beverley Baxter's11 min
PARLIAMENT is being scorched into prorogation. What common sense failed to do in nearly five months, Old Sol now threatens to do in a few days. Which is a blessing. No session in a decade has been more windy and barren, more long on talk, more short on achievement.By A POLITICIAN WITH A NOTEBOOK8 min
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