Any trader will tell you that, like comedy, one of the secrets of striking a successful deal is down to good timing. RBS, and indeed the Treasury, may be reflecting on this as they digest the details of Worldpay’s sale.
As I See It
Scotland’s most questionable marriage was finally dissolved this week with declarations of an amicable separation despite persistent rumours that it would all end in tears.
First off, something that may shock you: I don’t blame the politicians for the Brexit bungle. Well, not entirely. There is a lot of stubbornness, an unwillingness to compromise, and too many are pursuing other agendas, in the SNP’s case it is for Scottish independence, while Labour has been driven to undermine Theresa May and thereby trigger a general election.
No one needs reminding that the short history of Edinburgh’s new age trams is not a glorious one. The long delays, the humungous overspend and the huge embarrassment that the project imposed on Scotland’s capital will live long in the memory.
Campaigners wanting to remove Glasgow street names linked to the slave trade should instead focus on modern slavery, writes Shan Saba