Marc Sidwell

Marc Sidwell is Executive Editor for City A.M. and the author with Anthony O'Hear of The School of Freedom (Imprint Academic, 2009).


Friday 22 May 2015
News lives in the now. Sprinting from drama to drama, we rarely have the leisure to turn and look back. But sometimes a clear picture only comes into focus with the help of hindsight.  
Monday 11 May 2015
The General Election did prove one piece of conventional wisdom right. There is a bubble in London, out-of-touch with the rest of the country. As it turns out, the ones living in it work for the Labour party.  
Monday 11 May 2015
Almost halfway through his mayoralty, despite the rigours of constant travel, Alan Yarrow is buzzing with energy.
Friday 08 May 2015
Back in 1992, when the Conservatives denied the polls to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, the May number one hit was Please Don’t Go.
Friday 01 May 2015
I don't understand people who believe this campaign has been interesting. Day after day we have pored over motionless polls. Any hope of intelligent debate has long been drowned out by the relentless hammering of talking points.
Friday 17 April 2015
An eyesore and a vanity project, un-English and out of keeping with the times... that was, once, the contrarian view of St Paul’s.
Friday 10 April 2015
Churchill, as ever, said it best: “For a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.”
Friday 27 March 2015
MY RICHARD III has a narrow posterity, fondly remembered only by my mother and, perhaps, my old drama teacher.
Sir Terry Pratchett
Friday 13 March 2015
A flat earth. Beneath: a turtle ten thousand miles long.
Friday 06 March 2015
ARE robots coming for your job? That isn’t a premise for an episode of Doctor Who; for some City-watchers, it has become a genuine fear.
Friday 27 February 2015
THE IDEA that high finance and successful commerce are the enemies of cultural flourishing has never made sense. From the banker-patrons of the Florentine
Friday 20 February 2015
WHO owns the future? With the Eurozone apparently powerless before the once unthinkable prospect of a Greek exit, and with Ed Miliband’s Labour trying to drag British politics back to the 1970s, optimism seems to be as weak as winter sunshine.
Friday 13 February 2015
Perhaps, whatever Ed Miliband says, Britain likes the idea of being dominated by a successful businessman with a dark side.
Friday 06 February 2015
Who's Bill? It is the question of the week, after Ed Balls’ senior moment on Newsnight.
Friday 23 January 2015
Mario Draghi got stuck waiting for a lift on his way to announce the ECB’s bond-buying programme yesterday, which feels like a metaphor for something.
Friday 16 January 2015
The Prime Minister criticised online encryption this week, on the back of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, in words that appeared to threaten a ban.
Friday 09 January 2015
Happy 2015: despite this week’s horrifying atrocity in France, it’s going to be an extra­ordinary year.
Friday 19 December 2014
  It's a funny thing about Santa Claus: he knows whether you’ve been bad or good, but you still have to tell him what you want to see under the tree.  
Friday 12 December 2014
Good news: 2014 has been the year of the selfie, according to Twitter.
Friday 05 December 2014
The nights may be drawing in, but this time of year is still about hope shining in darkness. The latest Autumn Statement seemed the other way around: thick with uncomfortable truths beneath Osborne’s despatch-box bravado.
Friday 28 November 2014
This week, one American seas­onal tradition is on everyone’s lips: Black Friday. Today is the day when US retailers kick off the pre-Christmas rush with a slew of discounts, and their finances are said to move back into the black as a result.
Friday 21 November 2014
WHAM! Pow! There’s been a comic book intensity to the battle of business this week, with transport app Uber drawn as the villain after unscripted swings at journalists it felt had the disruptive tech firm in their sights.
Friday 07 November 2014
Around the Tower, the poppies flow, recalling crosses, row on row...
Friday 31 October 2014
IT IS great news that Tim Cook has chosen to declare that he is proud to be gay.