Entries by Carla Buzasi from 06/2012

The Week That Was: The Best of British

| Posted 06.09.2012 | UK

Brits don't really want to be branded. A favourite pastime might be moaning about the state of our country, but woe betide any other nationality finding fault with our home state. We have the best of everything, and sometimes the worst (I'm thinking mainly about the weather, although you can take your pick from the economy, our teeth and all manner of other stereotypical issues) but it is ours, which counts for a lot. The past week has showcased that in all its glory.

The Week That Was: Relative Ambition

| Posted 06.16.2012 | UK

If Girls' Day School Trust CEO Helen Fraser has her way, rather than poster clipping and desk stencilling, what today's young girls will be doing during break-time will be plotting marriage strategies instead. Speaking at the annual GDST conference, Helen said women in the workplace are being stopped in their tracks by the "nappy wall" and it was important that girls were encouraged to find ambitious husbands in the same way they are encouraged to apply to good universities.

The Week That Was: A Taxing Subject

| Posted 06.23.2012 | UK

David Cameron has done his best to make many things fashionable since becoming PM. Who'd have thought it would be U-Turns that took off as the trend de jour? So of-the-moment, even comedians are adding them to their box of tricks. I'm sure this time last week the Labour-supporting Jimmy Carr didn't envisage himself becoming a poster-boy for the movement, but a few misplaced comments about tax avoidance can do that for a man.

The Week That Was: Pay To Play

| Posted 06.30.2012 | UK Sport

Karma's a wonderful thing now and then, isn't it, Gilles Simon? Do remember that on your Eurostar trip home. With barely a sniff at the Wimbledon title, having lost in straight sets to Belgian Xavier Malisse, the man known as "little chicken" to his friends will be best remembered from this year's championship for reigniting the perennial argument about how much the men and women's winners earn for their troubles.