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Bank Error

A giant among UK banks/ Is sharply reducing its ranks/ Employees of Barclay/ Will now be told starkly/ To leave risky trades to the Yanks. ///http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/08/barclays-restructuring-idUSL6N0NU1LJ20140508 A giant among UK banksIs sharply reducing its ranksEmployees of BarclayWill now be told … Continue reading

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A Bit Rich

A banker at Barclays named Rich/ Whose palms were beginning to itch/ Accepted a bonus/ Displaying cojones/ Or chutzpah, I can’t decide which. ///http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/city-news/barclays-boss-rich-ricci-pockets-1775429 ///https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/314677430898012160

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We’re Gonna Miss Yer Jerry

A banker named Jerry del Missier/ Told Diamond “I don’t wanna diss yer/ But fixing the rate/ Was your idea mate/Deny it, I’ll only get pissier”. /// http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/jul/16/barclays-del-missier-bob-diamond-libor

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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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