JOHN GRIFFITHS-JONES, KPMG’s at times fiery head partner, arrived at the House of Lords within 45 minutes of his appointed committee hearing last Tuesday. TS knows this, because TS was there.
But while Griffith-Jones chose the commoner’s queue while waiting for security, his grey-haired rival – John Connolly of Deloitte – streamed past the patiently waiting proles in the express queue reserved for witnesses.
Inside, the Big Four partners were polite, maybe even jovial before the big show. At the committee hearing they were not really grilled, but perhaps lightly seared. TS wonders if their relaxed manner reflected any advanced knowledge of events.
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