Mervyn King

Deutsche Bank is a parable for our mad modern era

13 July 2019 9:00 am

Among the numbers attached to the restructuring of Deutsche Bank announced by Chief Executive Christian Sewing this week, the 18,000…

Will disgruntlement prevail again in 2017?

31 December 2016 9:00 am

Most of my predictions for 2016 were wrong; so let’s not revisit them. But I was right, in January, to…

It’s right to ‘line shareholders’ pockets’ before fixing pension holes

20 August 2016 9:00 am

The revelation by actuarial consultants Lane Clark & Peacock that 56 of the supposedly blue chip companies in the FTSE 100…

The Spectator's Notes: If Putin can have a referendum, so can Boris

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Everyone can see that the West has no idea what to do about Russian power in the Ukraine. Britain, in…

Martin Vander Weyer: The BBC should replace Robert Peston with Grayson Perry

26 October 2013 9:00 am

Prediction, as Mervyn King once observed, is ‘a stab in the dark’. Who can say with confidence where the wholesale…

No one liked Mervyn King – but history could yet be on his side

29 June 2013 9:00 am

Sir Mervyn King was his own man to the end: professorial, downbeat, against the tide. At last week’s Mansion House…

George Osborne’s Lloyds sale will be all about votes – just as Mervyn King warned

15 June 2013 9:00 am

When a politician’s speech is spun ten days in advance, you know there’s trouble behind the scenes. Next week’s Mansion…

Norman Lamont’s diary: Green shoots, George Osborne and Mark Carney

25 May 2013 9:00 am

I was surprised to be told, by the editor of this magazine, that next week will mark the 20th anniversary…

Leader: King’s ransom

8 January 2011 12:00 am

When George Osborne decided to raise VAT, more months ago than he will admit, he did not imagine that he…