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Minister’s Dirty Laundry

A minister known as Lord Green/ Appears to be not very keen/ To discuss his CV/ Running HSBC/ When it helped to make drug money clean. /// http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/invisible-minister-lord-green-who-ran-hsbc-dodges-questions-over-scandal-7960150.html

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Feisty Tucker

A senior banker named Tucker/ Gave bosses at Barclays no succour/ Saying fixing the Libor/ Was no shame that I bore/ Twas Mr Bob Diamond, the F- /// (at this point, Twitter’s 140-character limit cut me off). http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304022004577516844019954640.html  

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Frigging Bankers (parental advisory)

A BoE banker named Tucker/ I gather was Diamond’s mucker/ The rate-rigging bankers/ Are great frigging wankers/ This fucker at best is a sucker. /// http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/jul/03/bob-diamond-memo-barclays-questions?newsfeed=true Editor’s note: The limerick form traditionally makes full use of our rich Anglo-Saxon linguistic heritage. … Continue reading

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Diamond’s Not For Ever

There was an old fellow named Bob/ Who found himself out of a job/ Amid public rancour/ The blustering banker/ Admitted there might be a prob. /// http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/07/03/uk-barclays-idUKBRE86208Z20120703

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To Be This Crap takes Agius

Barclay bank boss Marcus Agius /Found fixing rates disadvantageous/ He quit, but left Bob/ Still in the top job/ Which many consider outrageous. /// http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5jEjL1iLnCiV0cDsFRLSscUixdpbQ?docId=N0217191341193901961A

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Sign On You Crazy Diamond*

A silly old banker named Bob/ Declared “I will not quit my job/ The fixing of Libor/ Was not guilt that I bore/ Twas Big Boy & Dude & that mob”. /// http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/  *Credit to The Sun for the headline. … Continue reading

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Bob’s Big Job

There was an old banker named Bob/ Who somehow is still in a job/ But Barclays fixed rates/ So he & his mates/ Will not get their bonuses (sob!)  /// http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/06/27/uk-barclays-libor-idUKBRE85Q0PM20120627

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Does Whingeing Banker Give a Toss?

JP Morgan Chase’s big boss/ Said sorry for making a loss/ The members of Senate/ Must ask if he mennit/ Or really could not give a toss. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18419129

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Fred’s Dishonourable Discharge

A once noble Knight named Sir Fred/Minus title, is just Fred the Shred/Liz took it away/& back in the day/She mighta said Orf With His Head. http://www.scotsman.com/news/uk/fred_goodwin_has_knighthood_cancelled_and_annulled_1_2088118

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Banker feels Rancour

There was an old banker named Hester/Whom some politicians’d pester/To give up his bonus/”OK, as you own us”/Agreed the reluctant investor.

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