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Did the Daily Telegraph just bring down the British government?...

You’ve got to hand it to the Telegraph, the famously right-leaning broadsheet has played its hand brilliantly over the past fortnight. The expenses scandal was a great story and they could have blown their wad all in one go, after all, the receipts were due to be released to the general public under the Freedom of Information Act. But instead of going for a one-off killer story, the Telegraph deftly laid out its devastating revelations piece by piece, ensuring that this bad news just wouldn’t blow over for the Prime Minister. Perhaps if the story lasted under a week he could have ridden it out, but this scandal has been at the top of the headlines for long...

posted on: Jun 3, 2009 | author: Lance

Sirs,

I am writing to enquire whether you have any vacancies on your strategic board for someone of my talents. I realise that it is a little unorthodox to apply ‘on spec’ for such a high-ranking position within your organisation, but I believe I have the necessary skills to further increase the profits and assets of Big Bank Plc. In this letter I will attempt to demonstrate my knowledge of the challenges and opportunities in our marketplace. 1) Who are our customers? I understand that our most lucrative customers are those with the least awareness of financial matters; indeed, the less numerate they are, the better. Rather like the dear old PM, in fact. If they don’t know the...

posted on: Apr 14, 2008 | author: Alex