Nov 152011

From the Daily Mail

Jonathan Portes

A commentary piece on October 18 said that by joining a taskforce on youth unemployment chaired by David Miliband MP, Jonathan Portes had ‘loosely linked himself’ to Labour.

Mr Portes, Director of the National  Institute of Economic & Social Research, has contacted us to make clear that the taskforce is bipartisan and does not link him, or the NIESR, to any party affiliation. We are happy to accept his position and are sorry for any confusion caused.

[This article has not been corrected on the Mail web site]


A brief item in our City pages  yesterday said that platinum producer Lonmin had shut all of its mines in South Africa. While two of its mines were affected by temporary stoppages earlier in the year, they are now all back in operation.

[I can’t find this on the Mail web site, so I assume the story has been corrected or removed]