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Lunch with the FT: Russell Brand

Towards the end of lunch with Russell Brand, in the course of which the comedian has called on everyone to stop paying taxes, announced the end of his acting career and embraced various women, including – nearly – me, he says: “So, how are you going [...] Read more ...

via Ft
25 Oct 2014

Devolution: Where does Wales fit in?

The current debate on the partial devolution of income taxes to Wales for example remains a theoretical one, while the current funding system, the Barnett formula, underfunds Wales by an estimated £300m a year. We have to move from a devolution mindset to a New Union mindset. A devolution mindset starts with the assumption the Westminster Parliame [...] Read more ...

via Prospectmagazine
25 Oct 2014

Tim Sherwood: The mavericks have always needed special handling – but Balotelli is not delivering his side of the bargain for Liverpool

Handling the maverick talents has always been one of the big challenges that face a manager, and I saw a few of them during my playing career. They require a little more leeway when it comes to the hard and fast rules that apply to the rest of the squad – but in return they have to weigh in with the match-winning performances that make all the di [...] Read more ...

via Independent
25 Oct 2014

Lunch with the FT: Russell Brand

Towards the end of lunch with Russell Brand, in the course of which the comedian has called on everyone to stop paying taxes, announced the end of his acting career and embraced various women, including – nearly – me, he says: “So, how are you going [...] Read more ...

via Ft
25 Oct 2014