Is Overwork Clouding Powell’s Memory?


Lord Powell’s posthumous conversion of Margaret Thatcher to the Europhile cause has led her friends and admirers to question his judgement. Could it, Guido wonders, be clouded by tiredness after him having to Chair board meetings at LVMH (Moet-Hennessy Louis Vuitton) Services UK or attend board meetings at Financière Agache, the Moet-Hennessy Louis Vuitton main board, the Rolls-Royce International Advisory board meetings to discuss those Airbus jet engines, board meetings at Aspide GmbH (Berlin) and of course the advisory work at French arms-to-aerospace conglomerate Thales (UK). Despite this workload David Cameron made our over-stretched Lord one of the Prime Minister’s Business Ambassadors. No rest for the wicked…

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John Bercow finally makes his view on Brexit known.

“Brexit is the biggest mistake of this country after the war. I respect PM Johnson but Brexit doesn’t help us. It’s better to be part of the [EU] power bloc.”

What a surprise…


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