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Hard Cell

A trader and schemer and briber/ Convicted of rigging the Libor/ Has plenty of time/ To ponder his crime/ While sat in a cell on his Khyber*./// http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/aug/03/former-city-trader-tom-hayes-convicted-of-libor-rigging A trader and schemer and briber Convicted of rigging the Libor Has plenty of … Continue reading

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Rate-Rigging Bankers Revisited

The bank that they call RBS/ Was fined for the rate-rigging mess/ This puts a new onus/ On those with a bonus/ To settle for quite a bit less. ///http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/02/06/uk-rbs-libor-idUKBRE91500720130206 The bank that they call RBS/Was fined for the rate-rigging … Continue reading

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Rigging Bankers Revisited

There was a Swiss bank, UBS/ That got itself into a mess/ For fiddling the figures/ The lending rate riggers/ Paid 1.5 billion, no less. ///http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/12/19/uk-ubs-libor-idUKBRE8BI00L20121219 There was a Swiss bank, #UBS/That got itself into a mess/For fiddling the figures/The … Continue reading

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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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