The economy 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 IMF’s leader speaks

A short verse marking the depressing announcement by the head of the IMF Christine Lagarde that the future looks like it will be “gloomy” for most economies.

Who is Jose Manuel Barroso?

A short verse on the pronouncements of the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, a former Prime Minister of Portugal, regarding the future of Greece in the EU and the euro

The Greek debt crisis

A short verse analysing the complexities of the Greek debt crisis and attempts by European partners to prop up the Greek economy


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