Ian Fraser

Ian Fraser


Journalist and author of Shredded: Inside RBS the Bank . . . . . . 'Read it and weep' @martinwolf_ 'Zola-esque' @Bill_Jamieson 'A masterpiece' @UniMainz_Angl_P

35253 followers  •  899 follow  •  Europe/London  •   http://ianfraser.org

“The Oval Office decoration often reflects a president’s view of history and the nature of his hopes for the future,” explained @jmeacham  , the presidential biographer who advised Joe Biden on White House art. via @larrybuch  and @ByMattStevens 

Impresario Ricky Demarco threatens to burn his vast cultural archive as “no-one gives a damn about it” @R_Demarco90  via @brianjaffa 

Paris-based @Pernod_Ricard  takes over the @WhiskyExchange  in a move that transforms the maker of Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, The Glenlivit and Absolut into one of the spirits business’s largest online retailers. via @tgbuckley 

The six European countries that now have more expensive electricity than the UK. Hungary €212.84 Romania €212.84 Italy €174.3 Ireland €172.87 Greece €170.33 Serbia €169.01 Day ahead price (€/MWhr) for 14:30 to 15:00 today. UK is €152.3. Source:

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Last year Amazon’s revenue in the United Kingdom doubled to £20.6 billion, yet its key UK division only paid £18.3 million in direct taxes. What Boris Johnson should have said to the world’s richest man Jeff Bezos in New York. via @J_Bloodworth 

It's quite telling that @JoeBiden  has removed the bust of Winston Churchill favoured by his predecessor as president and replaced it with this 1968 bust of his political hero Robert F. Kennedy. #OvalOfficeArt 

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La Palma: Lava flows from Cumbre Vieja volcano are destroying everything in their path. Vulcanologists believe 🌋 will continue to erupt for at least 3mnths. 6,000 people already evacuated. 🎥 Roberto Brasero

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This video speaks volumes about the oversupply in China's housing market. 15 tower blocks in Kunming 昆明, the capital of Yunnan province, were demolished last month after sitting unfinished for eight years.

After being handed a £120m PPE contract without a tender, ex-Tory councillor Steve Dechan bought this £1.5m home. But the face shields were of such dubious quality fewer than 1 in 400 have been used, meaning each shield cost £423. via @Gabriel_Pogrund 

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Two of Rishi Sunak’s wife’s firms go under, owing the taxman £623,000. One of the companies owned by Akshata Murty borrowed £1.3 million from a government-backed fund her husband launched in 2020.

Eight Twitter accounts, over 6 days, with an average follower count of 28. Why did they all tweet exactly the same thing?

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It must be incredible being @BorisJohnson , having an adoring army of supporters tweeting identical billets doux, over and over, complete with the same identical misspellings, every time he tweets anything.

Why did Boris Johnson's government channel £252m into the Mauritius-based "family office" of ex Kleinwort Benson banker Tim Horlick, ostensibly to buy "facemasks", when the outfit focuses on "currency trading, offshore property, private equity and trade financing"??

“£2.6 million for a couple of microphones! I mean no wonder Test and Trace cost £37 billion.“ Ian Hislop on the absurdity of spending £2.6m on a briefing room while giving NHS workers a one per cent pay rise. #bbcqt 

Floods in China's Henan province and it's capital Zhengzhou seem worse even than what happened in Germany last week. Today Zhengzhou had 200mm of rain in one hour. In Germany, they had 154mm in 24 hours. See @javihagen  for more.

Watch this video. @GeorgeMonbiot  explains how Britain sits at the centre of a global network of corruption and how the Tories are unequivocally corrupt.

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