527 days ago

BREAKING: MCC members, including me, vote the “wrong way” so its “progressive committee” orders them to vote again

I am one of those MCC members who voted the wrong way.  I really don’t care that much for the retention of the Oxford vs Cambridge match at Lords and as for Eton vs Harrow, I’d rather both establishments were shut down altogether. But I don’t like being sledged and I loathe the Orwellian abuse of the English language which seems to be the order of the day at the MCC these days.


672 days ago

Voting in the MCC special ballot

When I was 16 my father arranged for me to join the Marylebone Cricket Club waiting list and a few cold winters later I found myself a member of the world’s most famous cricket club. These days the waiting list is an eternity long. As I am allergic to London, I have not been to a match in years. My in-laws are the only Indian family on earth with no interest in cricket but I keep on forking out the Country membership fee on the basis that one day I shall retire and head down to snooze in the sun watching a spot of cricket at Lords.


3291 days ago

Tom Winnifrith BearCast 18 July - Fraud, funding and missing Lords

My MCC card is in my pocket but I am, again, missing the Lords test on a glorious Saturday. One year... I then take this podcast to the China AIM frauds. By next Wednesday 4 will have been booted off the casino so far this year, I refer you to a superb piece out earlier today HERE. I chatted late at night last week to an emerging markets fund manager and thus offer up more thoughts on these frauds. Then it is onto how the 900 companies on AIM that need funding will get it and in this section I look again at valiRx.