Of all the sayings about the media’s need to remain neutral when delivering information to the public, one of the most over-used is that from former Guardian editor CP Scott back in the 1920s: “Comment is free but facts are sacred.” If so, then my column last week, in which I criticised the backward nature […]
This may surprise one or two readers of Money Marketing, but I have never voted in a general election. We are not talking here about a Russell Brand-style rejection of all political parties, nor is this the result of apathy on my part. It is simply that my Italian passport precludes me from voting. That […]
Every now and then, whenever I write about a financial dilemma faced by myself or a close family member, I receive lots of emails and online messages telling me all I am trying to do is obtain free advice over the internet. In reality, this is almost never the case: by the time the article […]
You can always tell when something I said is highly controversial. Either the internet explodes in a flurry of angry comments and I receive lots of emails denouncing me for my sins. Or there is a deathly hush. Last week, it was “hush” time, followed by Facebook “like” time. What happened was simple: I had […]
I am about to have a second go at the Second Families initiative, which I may come to regret.
The company’s response to Which?’s call for a drawdown charge cap was immediate, and overly harsh
Many years ago, some time after the launch of Headlinemoney, the financial press and PR hub, I was contacted by its then legendary editor and publisher Roger Anderson. Roger informed me I had been nominated for an award and wondered whether I could provide a few words – based on a question and answer format […]