These are my links for February 18th:
- Solicitors’ taxing concerns - Accountancy Age - The Law Society consulted me on this - asking if I'd now dropped my opposition to cash accounting in view of the credit crisis
My response was blunt - if solicitor's could not manage their tax payments they should not be in practice, I said
- FT.com / Asia-Pacific - China urges west to establish ‘bad banks’ - We don't need them - we already have them
Read what I've written today
- FT.com / US / Politics & Foreign policy - Greenspan backs bank nationalisation - "The US government may have to nationalise some banks on a temporary basis to fix the financial system and restore the flow of credit, Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman, has told the Financial Times."
It always worries me when I agree with Greenspan
- Gordon Brown promises new curbs on bank bonuses - Times Online - Brendan Barber, the TUC General Secretary, said: “Whatever the legal niceties, the real question remains: why do bankers need bonuses to do their jobs properly when the rest of us are happy to put in a good day’s work for a straight day’s pay?”
- A razzie for obfuscating PwC | AccMan - PwC earns a razzie for Best Crafted BS of the Week.
- PRESS DIGEST - Financial Times - Feb 17 - DARLING TO BOLSTER TREASURY RANKS WITH REDUNDANT CITY BANKERS
"Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling is looking to hire up to 70 bankers who lost their jobs in the credit crunch in an effort to boost the Treasury's relationship with the City. "
They wrecked the City. Now let's let them have a go at ruining the country. Is that the logic?
- The World Bank: From crisis to opportunity - How we deal with the global recession will make all the difference to whether we avert the dangers of an even more ominous disaster: global warming.