Archbishop clarifies on bankers: "They do not come in with horns and a tail burning £50 notes to light large cigars"

Business quote of the day.

The Archbishop of Caterbury, who sits on Parliament's banking standards commission, said at a Bible Society-organised event at Westminster that he had found bankers  "not nearly as bad as one hoped that they would be".

"They do not come in with horns and a tail burning £50 notes to light large cigars," he said.

The problem, he said, had been "slightly unsophisticated" errors,  lending "very, very large amounts of money to people who could not pay them back".

"Those two errors alone are quite enough to bankrupt any bank."

He suggested the solution lay in reconnecting the bank with the community,  and that "at least part of the banking system should be local".

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Word of the week: Michellania


Each week The Staggers will pick a new word to describe our uncharted political and socioeconomic territory. 

After brash Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump paraded his family at the national convention, the word of the week is:

Michellania (n)

A speech made of words and phrases gathered from different sources, such as Michelle Obama speeches and Rick Astley lyrics.

Usage: 

"I listened hard, but all I heard was michellania."

"Can you really tell the difference between all this michellania?"

"This michellania - you couldn't make it up."

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