Only A Northern Rock

by Quinn

You can keep that one. It’s free. Well, it’s got to be better than “Between a Northern Rock and a hard place” and all the other similar, equally obvious and unimaginative headlines recently. But to be honest, I don’t want to talk about the current turmoil in the financial markets. I mean honestly; pensioners being criticised for being naïve as they take their life savings out of Northern Rock, while city institutions do the same thing with their money but without censure; laissez-faire, capitalism-red-in-tooth-and-claw-government-should-just-get-out-of-the-way free-marketeer types squealing for state intervention; it all seems beyond parody to me, but then fortunately I don’t really know what I’m talking about.

No, far better to simply announce, albeit late in the day, that we still have a few minutes left of…

International Talk Like A Pirate Day! Quick quick, me hearties, there be not much time to go!

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