Simon English: Straight-talking Merv has timed departure well
Thursday 16 May 2013
Outlook Is Sir Mervyn King really cheery, or has he just realised that it would be best, like Sir Alex Ferguson, to go out on a high, predicting a warm future, instead of on a low, predicting further woe?
The Governor's remarks yesterday that an economic recovery is in sight were to be welcomed, and let's hope he means what he says.
Not everyone in the City – to say the least – likes Sir Merv. They think his job is to be on their side. Instead, he prefers to tell them what's wrong with them.
It's possible that the most ardent (and best-informed) critic of bankers during the banking crisis was Sir Mervyn King. For that at least, we should give thanks. We will miss him when he is gone.
The Independent's live blog of today's Premier League action
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
- 2 Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 3 Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
- 4 Matthew Miller: American sentenced to hard labour in North Korea 'wanted to be Snowden II'
- 5 Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
4Chan naked photos leak: Celebrity Twitter reactions to the mass breach of privacy
Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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