• 13 Mar 2012

    Good news for Merseyside jobs – and for Michael Heseltine’s legacy

    Lord Heseltine received the freedom of the City of Liverpool, on the day that the creation of thousands of jobs was announced. But all the main political parties seem to be fighting over the Heseltine inheritance of industrial activism.

  • 28 Apr 2011

    Flattening out the GDP debate

    My report yesterday on the GDP figures and Krishnan’s rather robust interview of the Chief Secretary of the Treasury has elicited some viewer feedback, and not just about my hard hat. Some correspondents felt we were talking down the economy by “arbitrarily” looking at the flat economy since the end of September, rather than 0.5 per cent growth in Q1 of this year.

  • 10 Feb 2011

    “David Cameron? Who is he? Who’s even heard of William Hague? How dare they talk about Egypt like that? Who do they think they are? ” The Egyptian Foreign Ministry official was scornful

  • 2 Nov 2010

    It’s a new era for defence as the French and the British sign a co-operation declaration. But are they making the pact for the same reasons? Lindsey Hilsum does not think so.

  • 18 Sep 2010

    Say what you will, they’ve certainly been lucky with the weather where Hyde Park’s doing a good job of living up to still, sunny, Bellahouston Park, in Glasgow, on Thursday.

  • 27 Jul 2010

    The Indian firm with doubts about the UK’s car commitments

    I’m in India as Britain mounts the mother of all economic charm offensives. Today I was in the biggest control room for British manufacturing in the world. And that room is on the fourth floor in age old building in Mumbai. Bombay House has been the home since 1927 for Tata & Sons, parent company…

  • 19 Jul 2010

    Poor driving in India?

    News this morning that Mercedes Benz is to launch an aggressive sales drive in India to ‘capture the luxury sports car’ end of the automobile market.