Horse sense in short supply

There are similarities between the horsemeat scandal and the financial crisis: both were caused by breaches of trust and exploitation of demand, writes David McWilliams.

17th February, 2013
The quest for cheap food in a globalised industry becomes akin to the quest for cheap money in a similarly globalised industry.

This week, the column comes to you from Turin, the home of Juventus, where nobody seemed the slightest bit surprised that the team - champions of Italy - could go to Glasgow and so ruthlessly dispatch Celtic. That was, for the locals at least, a given.

However, two other issues are perplexing people here, and have dominated the news all week. The first is the Pope's decision to stand down, which is being met with...

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