Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fred Goodwin is a banker

Fred Goodwin is a banker.

Fred Goodwin is a banker. But you can't say that on British television.

Fred Goodwin is a banker. He essentially singlehandedly ran the Royal Bank of Scotland into the ground. He spent lavishly as head of the bank. He was one of the people who causes the near-collapse of the British economy. Then he got a lot of bonuses for leaving.

Fred Goodwin is a banker. And he has some powerful friends. Friends in Parliament, who managed to get an injunction to prevent the press from talking about him, or ever calling him a banker.

Fred Goodwin is a banker. His friends didn't just manage to get him an injunction. They got him a super-injunction. Which means the press can't even talk about it. It was only revealed when an MP, speaking under parliamentary privilege, revealed the super-injunction.

Fred Goodwin is a banker. And I'm telling you here, because they can't tell you in Britain.

1 comment:

Laura said...

I think perhaps you might to also mean to say "Fred Goodwin is a wanker." :) I love British slang.