A. My mother was a great one for maxims, me less so. However, I'm a great believe in optimism, however unfounded. Plus I always like to have my next holiday booked and planned.
A. 'Purple Rain' by Prince, 'God Save the Queen' by the Sex Pistols, 'Crazy' by Gnarls Barclay, 'Ring of Fire' by Johnny Cash, and 'I See a Darkness' by Bonnie Prince Billy
A. The global banking crisis, and the way the bankers continue to profit from it.
A. Better ask someone else!
A. I was born cynical I'm afraid.