BusinessPeople In BusinessLollipop ladies – could manage the economy better than politicians!

Lollipop ladies - could manage the economy better than politicians!

Now here’s one of my all time favourite quotes from an accountant. It comes from the bluff and outspoken Peter Hargreaves (click here), joint founder of Hargreaves Lansdown, the astonishingly successful investment business.
He tells Accountancy Age: ‘The last ten years will go down as one of the worst of all time economically. Blair and Brown between them – to be honest I wouldn’t employ either one of them as a lollipop lady, it’s insulting to lollipop ladies. Bloody useless.’
Not sure I can entirely agree with every sentiment expressed in these bons mots from the Lancashire- born investment guru.
But what it did do is remind me of long Sunday lunches trying to avoid arguing with my dad. A Yorkshireman whose equally brutal preferred form of expression has left me both wanting to cry and laugh out loud over the years.

Related Articles

It's a thin line between valuable and invaluable

Accounting Firms It's a thin line between valuable and invaluable

6y Gavin Hinks, Writer
CIMA and its painful disciplinary

Accounting Standards CIMA and its painful disciplinary

6y Gavin Hinks, Writer
The Goldman Sachs tax bill

Corporate Tax The Goldman Sachs tax bill

6y Gavin Hinks, Writer
Sharman's concerned about going concern

Audit Sharman's concerned about going concern

6y Gavin Hinks, Writer
The rush to sign Andrew Higginson

People Business The rush to sign Andrew Higginson

6y Gavin Hinks, Writer
You don't have to be legal to be privileged

Legal You don't have to be legal to be privileged

7y Gavin Hinks, Writer
The Baker Tilly 14

Accounting Firms The Baker Tilly 14

7y Gavin Hinks, Writer
Twitter, or die?

Accounting Firms Twitter, or die?

7y Gavin Hinks, Writer