November 23rd, 2011

Benedict Brogan writes paradoxically…

“Britain’s bond yields are the sheet anchor keeping us afloat in the storm.”


6 Comments

  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    But taxpayers are still getting hamered?

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    • 2
      Tessa Tickles says:

      Meh. I see Germany failed to sell €3bn of its debt yesterday.. if they start to go under and everything collapses in a big horrible heap, there won’t be a functioning government that CAN tax us.

      Hurrah!

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    • 4
      random passerby says:

      Twat!

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  2. 3
    Rob's uncle says:

    ‘Sheet-anchor n.
    . .1.b. fig. That on which one places one’s reliance when everything else has failed.
    . . 1838    E. Bulwer-Lytton Alice II. v. ii. 100   The landed interest‥is the great stay of this country—the sheet anchor, I may say.’ [OED]

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    • 5
      Tessa Tickles says:

      I know. I think neo guido thinks sheet anchors are things that sink boats. Back away, slowly, and try not to make eye-contact.

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  3. 6
    Anonymous says:

    Analogy is valid. Sheet anchors are used in storms to stop ships capsizing.

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