Sir John Sawers, the head of the Secret Intelligence Service, has never been one for the shadows.
While he served as political director at the Foreign Office, his influence was unmistakable on almost all areas of policy — indeed he even earned the nickname “Jonny Blue Eyes” for his dashing diplomacy. Read more
News this morning that directors of FTSE 100 companies gave themselves a 55 per cent rise in total remuneration in the last year would be astonishing at the best of times. At a time of job cuts, austerity and recent recession, it is even more surprising.
My colleague Jonathan Guthrie suggests in today’s Lombard column: Read more