Foxes in the hen house? The trouble with politicians in financial boardrooms

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JB Beckett

Politics and the boardroom: is it a good thing? I noted Ruth Davidson (ex-MSP and successful Scottish Conservative leader is soon to be Dame) had begun to take up NED roles for some renowned financial institutions. We share one, albeit on different boards.

We also share similar humble Fife origins, having attended the same 'very' comprehensive high school. She would have been a mere first year when I was a prefect.  I doth my cap, as she has defied the elitism inherent in: education, media, politics, and her own party, in order to achieve. Specifically discrimination towards women and towards the LGBT community. It is all the more impressive as few alumni of that dilapidated school attained much, as far as I can recall. However is politics in the boardroom a good thing? Clearly it is pervasive irrespective if there are no politicians in...

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