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Financial Times

Cultural clash between aggressive US bond trader Salomon and traditionalist UK bankers Schroders
Ethical investment
varying attitudes to the Financial Services Bill
Alan Greenspan contemplates competing economic models – the tidal and the bubble.
Virgin bids for the Lottery
Howard Davies
John Simpson
IPO Santa

Perhaps the biggest mistake of my freelance career was to resign from doing that job. The Times had unexpectedly given me a daily slot which was very demanding, and I was worried about pressure of work. Perhaps I arrogantly supposed the FT would hand me my slot back if I wanted to return later. Well they didn’t; why would they? There’s always a bunch of hungry illustrators to snap up opportunities like that.

Now I look at this set of around 30 drawings as some of the best drawings I have done in their purity of style and composition: Black and white at its best, surely, I tell myself. Ironic that they were printed on pink paper.