And the No.1 reason being given why people should leave their life savings in a mortally wounded bank that's managed by gibbons, when there are dozens of other deposit taking institutions often located next door to Northern Rock branches more than happy to take the money at comparable interest rates, is?
I've got some news for the BBC and Sky...
It's not actually raining
and, apparently, there aren't any queues
On the other hand if Northern Rock depositors decide to stroll into their local branches in the blazing sunshine to transfer their life savings into a bank that isn't terminally fucked they won't be able to watch television and lap up all those fascinating stories about the McCanns and Foot and Mouth that are creeping back onto our screens
Hmmm, tricky choice
Some of the comments underneath this post include reference to coverage of the McCann story and the involvement of alleged master of the Media Dark Arts, Clarence Mitchell...
which reminded me of a curious wee interview given by the BBC to one of the people queuing outside Northern Rock's Golders Green branch earlier today
Not only was he about a third the age of your typical Northern Rock conspiraloon depositor he also explained in fairly eloquent terms that...
- he was only queuing up to withdraw some money from Northern Rock so that he could buy shares in Northern Rock which were now a price
- he was going to leave the rest of his money in Northern Rock because it was just as safe there as anywhere else, probably safer
- everything, in fact, was just fucking peachy
...as Northern Rock customers waiting outside one of its braches go, a dream come true for both the bank and the government
Isn't it great when dreams come true
It was all a bit thick really and the Beeb wisely skipped repeating the interview in tonight's 10 o'clock bulletin