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Thatcher – my part in her downfall…

Listening to the Today programme a voice from my past comes over the airwaves. Lord, Kenneth of old, Baker was explaining how the toppling of Theresa compared to the Tory original sin of Mrs Thatcher’s removal in November 1990. My very small footnote in that history is that I ran, very badly, the Conservative campaign in the Eastbourne parliamentary by-election called when Ian Gow was murdered by the IRAon July 30th 1990. Defending a Conservative majority of 15,000 and... Read More >

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Prop. Notes: our Proprietor on Patisserie Valerie, James Mason, Nick Candy and Frank Warren
My granny only bought shares in companies whose shops or goods she liked. She would not have invested in Patisserie Valerie. Steve Francis and his new management team will, no doubt, have a long ‘to-do’ list but they could start by Read More >
Prop. Notes: An opportunity for our proprietor to ruminate on life, London, property and golf
This month, as guest at one of England’s most famous and senior golf clubs, I was reminded of the brutality of the real estate investment business. A tall, broad smiling, full haired, long-socked figure was hailing fellow members at Read More >


Investor's Notebook

Smart people from around the world share their thoughts

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The Macro View

Recent financial news and how it connects across all asset classes

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Fintech, proptech and what it all means

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A sideways look at the world of wine

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The Architect

Some of the profession's best minds

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The Auctioneer

What's going on in the auction world

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Residential Investor

Making money from residential property investment

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The Professor

Analysis and opinion from the academic sphere

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Face to Face

In-depth interviews with leading figures in the property world

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The Headhunter

Recruitment and career moves

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The Analyst

Investment themes and trends

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The History Man

A look back at previous cycles, events, characters

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The Economist

Money, rates and prices

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Political Insider

The inside scoop on Washington, Westminster and Whitehall

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The Agent

Reflections on estate agency, today and in past times

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Alternative assets

Investing in tangible assets

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