Tuesday, 31 January 2012
They call me Mr Goodwin
Nah, that's no really fair to Mr Salmond cos the following letter the former RBS "economist" wrote to Mr Shred in May 2007 suggests he actually quite likes the pariah:
"I wanted you to know that I am watching events closely on the ABN front. It is in Scottish interests for RBS to be successful, and I would like to offer any assistance my office can provide. Good luck with the bid. Yours for Scotland, Alex"
Another more serious point of course is now that the seal's been broke can we expect to see other "Sirs" getting had up, like whaddabout Sir Callum McCarthy, the chair of the FSA when shit went tits up.
Petty political points aside, I'm far more interested in what the catering staff Mr Goodwin threatened with disciplinary action over serving the wrong type of biscuit have to say about it all. You know those real people who were subjected to his "management style" and unlike the direct reports subject to "Monday beatings", were earning fuck all as compensation.
P.S. (Feb 5th) a fabulous person pointed out the irony of Mr Goodwin's punishment - reducing a former member of the ruling class to the same status as the rest of us. The aforementioned fabulous person also opined it was a shame to take Mr Pariah's knighthood away because leaving him with it would have been on ongoing reminder as to how fucked up the ruling class he was a part of actually is. Ahhh, so that's why they took it off him.