The Contract’s Been Lifted

In the classic movie, The Wild Geese, an unforgettable scene in which the international banker, played by Stewart Grainger, wants a contract killing lifted. He and the crime syndicate’s godfather have a quiet word in the back of a limousine. He reminds the gangster that he owns newspapers: “If the...

How best to hang on in these harsh times

FIRST there was the Greek economy going down the toilet, leading to its citizens taking to the streets in vicious protest at the job and welfare cuts. In more recent times, it was the turn of Ireland to be in the Eurozone doghouse, and an embarrassed prime minister was forced to come clean about new taxes,...

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