Thursday, Sep 24, 2009

Really? So is all the free money for them from the Treasury & Bank of England going to stop then?

BBC: Darling says party over for banks

The Badger says that bankers should change their own behaviour. Yes, I think an appeal to bankers' good natures and altruistic senses should supr them into action. No really, I'm sure they'll change their spots now. That'll show them!

Posted by paul @ 09:30 AM (997 views)
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1. bystander said...

Well said Paul. I noticed how both Thatcher and Brown managed to get the bankers to act ethically, socially and empathetically to the needs of the majority, when they allowed light-touch regulation, giving bankers the opportunity to regulate themselves. Its a bit like leaving a small child in a sweet shop and telling them they can only eat one or two. Bankers are motivated by one thing, money, they don't actually care how its made, as long as they get their massive share. Stimulus has just given them a bigger, cheaper sweet shop to play in. These politicians need to start earning their money and do some proper governing, rather than constantly allowing these stuffed shirts/blouses in the city dictate how high they and the public should jump.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 10:09AM Report Comment

2. icarus said...

"Sit down there, Toad," said the Badger kindly, pointing to a chair. "My friends," he went on, "I am pleased to inform you that Toad has at last seen the error of his ways. He is truly sorry for his misguided conduct"....

"There's only one more thing to be done," continued the gratified Badger. "Toad, I want you solemnly to repeat, before our friends here, what you fully admitted to me in the smoking-room just now. First, you are sorry for what you have done, and you see the folly of it all."

There was a long, long pause. Toad looked desperately this way and that, while the other animals waited in grave silence. At last he spoke.

"No!" he said, a little sullenly but stoutly; "I am not sorry. And it wasn't folly at all. It was simply glorious!"

"What?" cried the Badger, greatly scandalized. "You backsliding animal, didn't you tell me just now, in there - "

"O, yes, yes, in there," said Toad impatiently, "I'd have said anything in there. You're so eloquent, dear Badger, and so moving, and so convincing, and put all your points so frightfully well - you can do what you like with me in there, and you know it. But I've been searching my mind since, and going over things in it, and I find that I'm not a bit sorry or repentent really, so it's no earthly good saying I am, now, is it."

"Then you don't promise," said the Badger....

"Certainly not!" replied Toad emphatically.

Wind in the Willows Chapter 6

Thursday, September 24, 2009 10:22AM Report Comment

3. bystander said...

Brilliant! Icarus, just brilliant! Thank you:0)

Thursday, September 24, 2009 10:24AM Report Comment

4. paul said...

Oh that gets a


Thursday, September 24, 2009 10:36AM Report Comment

5. nomad said...


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6. Pmaupoil said...

All his suggestions are the ones from Sarkozy.... The ones the UK goverment was criticising a few weeks ago. Nice demagogical trick, they are really running out of ideas!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 12:34PM Report Comment

7. mr g said...

Absolutely spot on!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 03:11PM Report Comment

8. icarus said...

Many thanks - especially for paul's award.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 06:48PM Report Comment

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