As usual, though, the papers miss the real story. To clinch this deal, Barclays is offering to move its HQ to
Police hunt arms trail in Downing Street: they are looking for e-mails sent by and to Jonathan Powell, Tony Blair’s chief of staff, suspecting that BAe adviser Lord Powell, his brother, was lobbying
As we asked last week, did Blair really think he’d killed this one?
Darling faces up to a nuclear tomorrow: although he was anti-nuclear 20 years ago, little Alistair “is now in favour of it as part of the mix”.
He’s also in favour of keeping in with nuc-backer McBroon. So it’s a very fortunate coincidence that he’s changed his mind. British Energy, which is starting to recruit for the anticipated bonanza, will be delighted.
Ministers will block Gazprom move on
Another sign that McBroon is making the running: Blair had indicated Gazprom was welcome to buy whatever they fancied. Wee Gordo was always more skeptical ...
And just to emphasize the point: Russians ready to seize back BP's Siberian gas reserves.
Well, last year they shafted Shell, Exxon, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Total,