Economy 1 May 2018 Watch: Sainsbury’s CEO caught singing a sad ode to capitalism between interviews The merge dirge. ITV screengrab Sign UpGet the New Statesman\'s Morning Call email. Sign-up Spare a thought for the Sainsbury’s CEO who has not only been caught on camera singing before a live ITV interview, but also seems to have shown the nation a window into his soul. While waiting between interviews on Sainsbury’s upcoming merger with Asda, Mike Coupe began mournfully singing a song that appears in the Eighties Broadway musical 42nd Street, about staging a show during the Great Depression. Coupe later had to apologise for his “unguarded moment” and “unfortunate choice of song” – unions have warned the supermarkets’ deal could affect thousands of workers with job losses or pay cuts (Sainsbury’s denies this), so singing about wealth was a tad jarring. Watch Sainsbury's CEO sing "we're in the money" while waiting to talk about the £12 billion merger with Asda - he's since apologised for his "unguarded moment" https://t.co/Kuaowz0q1u pic.twitter.com/jYMngcahS2 — ITV News (@itvnews) April 30, 2018 But really, look at the guy. Is he happy? This is a melancholy lament. A merge dirge. What he’s really saying, with his sad eyes and mellifluous croon, is that we as a society should be mourning the ravages of capitalism. Your mole is sure of it. Full communism now! › Mariana Mazzucato: “Trump is a passing problem in the US – Brexit is not” I'm a mole, innit. Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!