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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23050597

"He's going to tear through London like a lion. He's the guy you want to have at your table at dinner; you want to be on his side of the room at the cocktail party."

Not a rock star on tour, not the actor of the moment, but the incoming Bank of England governor Mark Carney, as described by fellow Canadian and former government colleague Scott Reid.

Likened more than once to Hollywood actor George Clooney, Carney's tidy hair and relaxed smile have helped him become something of a celebrity in his native Canada.

"He's just got it. He's got star quality, and he knows how to use it," says Reid. It is something first noticed when Carney was recruited to the Canadian Department of Finance, while Reid was deputy chief of staff to Prime Minister Paul Martin.

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And now we all start swooning over his good looks... The VI propaganda starting.

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Im getting a couple of friends together and we are going to London with Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.

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I think that Sergeant Wilson was a rather nicer man. And for all his pomposity, Captain Mainwaring would never ask one of his troops to do something that he would not have been willing to do himself,

Peter.

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If the BBC talked about a woman in these terms, they'd quite rightly be accused of sexism. What are important are his abilities, not his looks.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23050597

And now we all start swooning over his good looks... The VI propaganda starting.

I'm not interested in the looks.

apparently tony blair had those, and the gift of the gab...and people just got used and abused.

hopefully now people will start looking beyond the superficial and demand real action.

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I think that Sergeant Wilson was a rather nicer man. And for all his pomposity, Captain Mainwaring would never ask one of his troops to do something that he would not have been willing to do himself,

Peter.

Agreed, the comparison is probably unfair to both DA characters since they're both fundamentally decent men. But Mainwaring was a frustrated snob bristling with self-importance, as is King. And Wilson something of a soft-living flaneur, as is Osborne.

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