GKN in the 1970s: when nostalgia ruled

The GKN takeover rekindles personal memories of working at the company’s head office in the late 1970s. This was a period of British industrial decline but takeover threats were not on the agenda.

January 2012: a curious month in Oxfam’s woes

How could the detail of the Oxfam Haiti scandal remain secret for so long? How could Duncan Green and Ian Birrell not have known the facts back in January 2012? Not that it matters now, but these loose ends have curiosity value.

Salutary Clips from Copenhagen COP15

As world leaders descend on Paris today for the climate showdown, I couldn’t resist digging out the corresponding moments of the doomed Copenhagen COP15 in 2009, filmed by indefatigable colleagues at OneWorld. First, the grand entrance of Angela Merkel. Although the OneWorld crew* extracted only a single word from the doughty Chancellor, this was almost… Continue reading Salutary Clips from Copenhagen COP15