The Independent Newspaper thinks that I and 17.4 million others need a better education. Does anyone read that rag anymore? In today's podcast I look at Neil Woodford's Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT), notably its holdings in Autolus and Purplebricks (PURP) in light of data out today, Eve Group (EVE), Nigel Wray's Simba, Thomas Cook (TCG), i3 Energy (i3E) and Iconic Labs (ICON).
When the Brexit remoaners paper of choice, The Guardian, suffers an internet glitch there is always the lamentable Independent which serves up a daily diet of fake news on all matters European. Yesterday we learned that Southern Salads, a Kent firm, had gone bust and 250 ex workers could thank Brexit for it all. Well that is the Indy line, except that it is palpably false. It is just made up news. Fake news at every level.
Oh dear. It seems that we have a slam-dunk breach of AIM Rules in the form of extremely honest Chris Cleverly’s AIM-listed African Potash AIM and its dealings with its Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald. It is Cantor and its lead QE Stewart Dickson who are in the spotlight today as we have at least 1 clear rule breach under its watch to report. We will start with a minor transgression and work upwards. Perhaps while Marcus Stuttard’s oxymorons at AIM Regulation consider the serious content of Tom Winnifrith’s recent missive (HERE) they might turn their attention to the quality of Nomad oversight demonstrated in what follows.
I’m on my way to Warwickshire, the Mrs has a meeting in London and so – until Didcot at least – we are on the same train. She has bought The Independent, a truly dreadful publication, which on every issue (lazy doctors, murderous Jew-hating Palestinians, economic migrants, the works) is on the wrong side. But I find myself reading it anyway. How I suffer. And then on page 53…it is me.