Simon English: It may be time to forgive as misery goes on in City

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Outlook If your reaction to the following is "good, they deserve it," that's fair enough.

But the City is a miserable place just now. Pressured and tired. There's no fun and not much money. And everyone despises the people who work there.

The boss of one investment bank says he tells his staff to be low key in all situations, especially if doing business outside London. "I say to them: remember people hate you. That's your starting point."

At some point we shall have to forgive these guys, if only out of Christian kindness.

Not yet, you are saying.