CITY DIARY: Students disrupt Barclays’ shareholder meeting

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A student protester is hauled out of Barclays shareholder meeting after protesting about the bank's funding of fossil fuels

A student protester is hauled out of Barclays shareholder meeting after protesting about the bank's funding of fossil fuels

A student protester is hauled out of Barclays shareholder meeting after protesting about the bank’s funding of fossil fuels

Barclays’ shareholder meeting was disrupted yesterday by attention-seeking students demanding the bank ditch its funding of fossil fuels. 

Storming into Westminster’s hideous QEII Centre, they chanted: ‘Hey-hey, ho-ho, climate change has got to go.’ 

Were we too hasty in ditching Boris Johnson’s £300,000 water cannons? Perhaps Barclays could be arm-twisted into sponsoring new ones.

Whither Dominic Chappell, 51, the preposterous, thrice bankrupt ex-BHS owner and alleged member of the ‘SAS helicopter squad’? 

Neighbours in Dorset say he drives around in three different Range Rovers, telling anyone who’ll listen he now consults for a cosmetics brand called CID. 

Says a local mole: ‘I saw him buying lunch recently in the Langton Arms near Blandford. His credit card was declined, naturally.’

Forget Sainsbury’s and Asda rebranding after their proposed £15billion merger as Asburys or Sainsda. 

The Sainsbury clan, who retain a 6 per cent holding in the supermarket, would never entertain such an idea. 

They’re an eye-rollingly haughty bunch. When Arcadia tycoon Sir Philip Green once made enquiries about taking over the grocer, the family consigliere pompously informed him: ‘Remember the name over the door.’

Gawky Bank of England chief economist Andrew Haldane, 50, often invites ridicule with his eccentric, out-of-the box thinking. 

His head scratching suggestion that our musical choices offer insight into consumer confidence is a case in point. 

Hawkish ex-Bank of England Monetary Committee member Andrew Sentance’s withering verdict: ‘Pretty compelling evidence the Bank of England has truly lost its way under Mark Carney and Andy Haldane.’

Latest beard alert: Goldman Sachs’s former European chief Michael Sherwood, 51, now enjoying retirement and his £185million fortune, has grown a grizzly, tightly-manicured number. 

Horrid. On a happier note, the table tennis-mad ‘Norf’ Londoner has also shed his heaving avoirdupois. So less of the ‘Fat Mike’ jibes please, people.

 

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