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?

    • 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!

    • 4
      random passerby says:

      Twat!

  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]

    • 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.

  3. 6
    Anonymous says:

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


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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