Entries by Tim Price

A wrecking ball and a dearth of ideas

“The root cause of our national discontent is simple. We had a referendum, but the losing side refuses to honour it. We are therefore stuck in a political groundhog day; forced to replay the same exhausting, exhausted arguments over and over again. Two years on – tempers are fraying.” Tim Dawson (@Tim_R_Dawson) – Twitter.   […]

Reversal of Fortune

“What makes it such a mesmerizing, wickedly witty entertainment is the revealing portrait it paints of an era in which everyone is presumed guilty where greed is concerned..” Peter Travers of Rolling Stone reviews the 1990 film Reversal of Fortune. Its protagonist, Claus von Bulow, died on 25 May 2019.   “If you’re the forced […]

It’s never enough

“McKay says Mr Trump is “dispiriting and upsetting because he doesn’t care about anything”, but Cheney “levied a lot of damage; we invaded a country, we started torturing – there’s some pretty major stuff, the world economy collapsed on his watch”. The film stars Christian Bale as Cheney and Amy Adams as his wife Lynne, […]

Turkeys Twizzled

“Watching the establishment try and take down the Brexit Party is like watching the music and publishing industries in 2000 floundering in the face of internet-created competition. Tory and Labour are going the same way as Our Price.” Dominic Frisby, Twitter, 20 May 2019.

Little by little, we went insane

“It was begun in good faith, by decent people, out of fateful misunderstandings, American overconfidence, and Cold War miscalculation. And it was prolonged because it seemed easier to muddle through than admit that it had been caused by tragic decisions made by five American Presidents belonging to both political parties.” Peter Coyote (narrator), The Vietnam […]

The psychotic freakshow rolls on

“I’m not guilty ? Does that include the time I stole a comic book when I was five years old ? I’m not guilty of the charges which have been filed against me.” Ted Bundy, quoted in Conversations with a killer: the Ted Bundy tapes.   “Theresa May has admitted that she used to “run […]

The limited choice from Buffett’s buffet

“Abraham Lincoln once posed the question: “If you call a dog’s tail a leg, how many legs does it have?” and then answered his own query: “Four, because calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it one.” From Warren Buffett’s 2018 letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway.

The shock wave reaches the shore

“When Roger Williams got his turn at the microphone earlier this month, his question for the bank CEOs lined up before the House committee on financial services seemed an unusual one to put to seven sharp-suited financiers. “Are you a socialist or are you a capitalist ?” the Texas Republican asked each of them, from […]