Wednesday, February 11, 2009

John Thurso joins campaign for Captain Mainwaring bank managers

Last week I noted that two journalists had cited Captain Mainwaring from Dad's Army as the sort of bank manager we should return to.

Now John Thurso has taken up the theme while questioning the four bank executives as part of the Commons public accounts committee. The BBC reports:

An MP has called for the return of old-fashioned Capt Mainwaring-style bankers while questioning bank bosses at a Treasury Committee meeting.

John Thurso said 99% of his constituents would not care if merchant bankers and arbitrage traders "disappeared down a black hole".

The Scottish Liberal Democrat added: "Could we get back to Capt Mainwaring running a bank we could trust?"

1 comment:

David said...

Do you think that's wise ?