Thursday, January 01, 2009

But even in these times...

One has to thanks the Britons and their chief tabloid (everything except Four) for providing the world with much needed comic relief.

First, let us take a look at the knighthoods that have been awarded this year. In the business and economy honours, one finds this:

Nick Macpherson, permanent secretary to the Treasury, becomes a Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath for his work on the financial crisis.

An official statement spoke of his "extraordinary work in response to the crisis in the financial services industry", including the nationalisations of Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley.

Whereever Sir Humphrey is, I am sure he would be proud. Bravo!

Next, look at this headline in the tabloid today:

Banks 'feel remorse' for downturn

Go on, read the whole thing. And the last two paragraphs very carefully please. You won't regret it.

1 comment:

Fëanor said...

Damn, I knew I should have been in GS. I could have done very well with an average bonus - although very few people actually will make that average. Sigh.