Bankers verse

What Sir Mervyn King told the Treasury Select Committee

A short verse noting the angry outburst by Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King when unfairly challenged by the Treasury Select Committee about his record, specifically his failure to curtail bankers’ unquenchable thirst for a profit at the taxpayers’ expense.

The late Sir Fred

A short verse (which has to be read in an Edinburgh accent for the rhymes to work properly) noting that ex-RBS chief Sir Fred Goodwin has been stripped of his knighthood, despite having broken no laws and only being guilty of a catastrophic error of judgement,

Bonus balls

A Clerihew commenting on RBS CEO Stephen Hester’s reluctant decision to give up his bonus following a campaign of media hysteria and class envy politics.


About this site likes to mark significant moments in public life with a short verse - usually in Clerihew form. We've tightened our poetic belt and cut everything right back to the bare essentials. Every verse on this site takes up fewer than 140 characters, so feel free to tweet them to your friends.

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