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Rupert Wright

Rupert Wright is co-chairman of Hemington Consulting. He was a journalist for 25 years, writing mainly for The Times and the Financial Times, and latterly The National in Abu Dhabi.

Twitter: @rupertus

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Only in France can a bicycle go on strike

There is an app that is all the rage in France called cestlagreve. It is a handy update for all the strikes that are taking place at any one time all over the country. 

April 20, 2018

When sorry is the hardest word

You would need a heart of stone not to find the disintegration of the Australian cricket team utterly hilarious. The captain, the vice-captain, a batsman and even the coach have all resigned with tearful apologies. 

April 10, 2018

Parsons Green stirred, but stoical as terror strikes London yet again

It was during the peak of the school run on Friday that a plastic Lidl bag caught fire in a Tube train packed with commuters at Parsons Green in Fulham.

September 16, 2017

En Marche to nowhere as ‘France’s Tony Blair’ tops poll

Every Saturday locals and tourists flock to the center of the historic town of Pézénas in France’s Languedoc region, just 30 minutes from the Mediterranean coast.

April 24, 2017