Friday, April 25, 2014

Pink ‘Un Silent on Their Own Shareholder Revolt
More Shareholders Reject Remuneration Than Barclays

This morning FT went big on yesterday’s Barclays AGM, splashing the fact that 21% shareholders voted against their remuneration packages. Today Pearson had their annual gathering and the votes are in:

Resolution 13 – to approve annual remuneration report

For: 349,696,505 (64%)

Against: 181,521,643 (33%)

Withheld: 15,000,416 (3%)

For comparison, Barclays result were 66% For; Against 21%; Withheld 13%. Legally withheld votes don’t count – so if you go for the straight yes:no Barclays was 76:24 in favour; Pearson is 66:34 in favour. Guido can’t seem to find this reported anywhere on the FT website? Perhaps they are holding it for the front page of the Weekend edition…

UPDATE: The FT’s Media correspondent is catching up as usual…

Monday, January 13, 2014

Best FT Headline Ever


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Dominic Cummings blasts Sir Jeremy:

“Heywood is more important than anyone in the cabinet, apart from Cameron and Osborne, and arguably more important than Osborne. He sits right next to the prime minister. He has him completely by the balls and Cameron does not do anything without Heywood’s permission.”



Left on Left says:

The lefties are attacking because the panellist is a millionaire and lives in a London home worth upwards of two million. Someone had best tell them he’s called Ed Miliband.


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