first_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times KCS-content AFTER a long dormancy, which has seen former Prime Minister Gordon Brown make only rare appearances as an MP in the House of Commons, the troubled ex-chancellor is readying himself for a low-key book launch at the London School of Economics.The Capitalist has learned that the PM has set a date of 7 December for the launch, but if you were hastily pencilling the momentous day into your diary, think again. In the classic crowd-shunning mood of the former PM’s post-election activities, the event will only be open to students and professors of the university.With 2010 having already seen a rash of books by Labour party grandees – from Peter Watt’s Inside Out to Lord Mandelson’s The Third Man and Tony Blair’s epically named A Journey – Brown has gone for an altogether more academic name for his serious tome: Beyond the Crash: Overcoming the First Crisis of Globalisation. Well, he never claimed to be a branding genius…He is rumoured to have worked up quite a lather over the behaviour of RBS, which could make for an interesting read given his friendship with Sir Fred Goodwin and the cosy chats that Goodwin’s successor, Stephen Hester, has been having with Mandelson (as revealed by The Capitalist on Friday).But is Brown going to cash in on the launch? In his first tentative step onto the lecture circuit in New Delhi over the weekend, he reportedly bagged a cool £60,000 for his future promotional efforts.No word yet on whether his gig at the LSE will earn the ex-PM anything further, but with his speaking fee worth considerably less than Tony’s, he might be a little less tempted to follow Blair’s lead in donating all his book’s proceeds to charity. DINING FOR CHARITYA bevvy of high-profile City names showed up at the newly opened Hakkasan Mayfair hotel last week, for a dinner hosted by David Bailey, Heather Kerzner, Emily Oppenheimer and Keith Tyson in order to promote the charity Malaria No More UK.The guests, who included Arcadia Group owner and government efficiency tsar Sir Philip Green, fashion and property tycoon Richard Caring and Freud Communications’ Matthew Freud, were treated to a three-course meal and a deluge of cocktails before being urged to go out and promote the charity’s work in their various fields of experience. After all, charity often begins at the dining table… Tags: NULL whatsapp Sharecenter_img Monday 22 November 2010 6:18 am QUIET BOOK LAUNCH FOR BROWN ONLY FOR PROFS More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com Show Comments ▼ last_img read more

first_img Show Comments ▼ LEGAL action will be taken to claw back billions of pounds of British savers’ cash from collapsed Icelandic banks, the chief secretary to the Treasury has signalled. Plans to pay back money lost in Icesave accounts were rejected for a second time by Icelanders in a referendum held over the weekend.Danny Alexander called the development “disappointing” and said the government would use the European courts to reimburse Britons who lost money. “It looks like this process will now end up in the courts,” he told BBC1’s Andrew Marr Show.He added: “We have a obligation to people in this country who had saved with those banks, we have an obligation now to get that money back, and we will continue to pursue that until we do.”About £3.5bn is owed to the UK and the Netherlands, who stepped in to compensate savers who lost money deposited in Icesave accounts. Icelandic lender Landsbanki ran the accounts, but collapsed in 2008 along with two more of the country’s banks. Sixty per cent of Icelanders voted against the latest repayment plan. Sunday 10 April 2011 11:41 pm Share KCS-content whatsappcenter_img Iceland faces court over its refusal to pay out for Icesave by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULLlast_img read more