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In peston we trust

As if we needed further confirmation that the economy is going down the toilet, things have taken a turn for the worse. BBC business editor Robert Peston has been voted more trustworthy on the economy than Prime Minister Gordon Brown or Opposition leader David Cameron.

A quarter of those polled by advertising agency McCann Erickson believe Peston is a reliable source of information on money matters. The PM managed 7% while poor old Cameron scraped a meagre 4%.


Reasons to be cheerful in the new year

I always smile when I hear industry pundits writing off 2009. I believe the recovery will start next year as house prices are bottoming out and the return of supply and demand will reinvigorate the market.

Chapter 11 and verse

BBC2’s Newsnight went for a new take on the financial crisis last week, inviting poet Murray Lachlan Young to come up with an ode to the credit crunch.


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