November 26th, 2012

+ + + New Bank of England Governor is Mark Carney + + +

Betting was suspended on Paul Tucker. Oops.

Here is some background on Carney, the current governor of the Bank of Canada.




  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    He is Canadian.

    Do we have zero talent in this country?

  2. 2
    Austin Powers says:

    Carneys have small hands, you cannot trust them.

  3. 3
    YorkshireLad says:

    Is that good, bad, indifferent or as you were?

  4. 4
    Kebab Time says:

    Mark Carney, the new Governor of the Bank of England, is also former head of sovereign risk at Goldman Sachs


  5. 5
    Chris Bryant says:

    Ooh he’s hunky!

  6. 6
    Lord Mandelspawn - Lizard International says:

    But will he be ethical like me?

  7. 7
    Tom Tomos says:

    Never bet on a sure-fire tip from Pesto………

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    Is he the son of FRED???? The one that had an Army?

  9. 9
    Anonymous says:

    Is he the son of Fred?? The one that had an army?

  10. 10
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    Mark Carney – FFS – another foreigner.

    Cosby last week and now this !!!!

    Do Dave and Gidders ever employ someone from the UK

  11. 11
    Another Engineer says:

    Canada did a lot better than the UK in avoiding the crash.

  12. 12
    Diane Abbott says:


  13. 13
    Flatcap Army says:

    And thus Goldman Sachs alumni now run pretty much every major central bank…

  14. 14
    Cristobel Bryant says:

    Twinkle twinkle
    Little rectum
    Big cocks cum
    When you least expect em

  15. 15
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    errrrrr and that has nothing, if anything to do with mark carney.

  16. 16
    Gordon Brown says:

    Can I have the gold back now please? I was only pretending!

  17. 17
    Gordon Brown says:

    Did I run Canada?

  18. 18
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    Good job the Tory migration quota isnt in place….we are already well over this years threshold…LOL

  19. 19
    Anonymous says:

    They seem to have a strangle-hold on the political windpipe throughout the western world.

  20. 20
    Red Egg Millitit..... says:

    Are you suggesting he is not honest? Surely a requirement of the job. Anyone do a CRB on him……….. oops I forgot, we only check our own systems :)

  21. 21
    Oh do Fvck off! says:

    Labour scared all the talent away. So Fvck off you waste of internet space!

  22. 22
    The Labour shill plants at the Border Agency says:

    Only coz we CBA

  23. 23
    Red Egg Millitit..... says:

    Is he Church of England ? is it not a requirement of the Bank of England?

  24. 24
    Rotherham Council says:

    Is he a UKIP member?

  25. 25
    Red Egg Millitit..... says:

    Bigot !

  26. 26
    Red Egg Millitit..... says:

    Racist bigot, hand over yer kids!

  27. 27
    restore the monasteries says:

    The present governer at the bank of England,Merve the swerve,,not me gov…king,who oversaw the banks during the,…”I didn,t see it coming”, financial meltdown,costing UK taxpayers £66 billion,and more,has been praised to the rafters by George Osborne for his outstanding work during a difficult period.Am i missing something,or is that true.!!!!

  28. 28
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    He sounds like one of those career wan*kers, always on the up, but does very little to warrant it.

    He is supposed to be the current Bank of Canada boss, under a 7 year term starting 2008. Already broken that contract, served only 5 years, to take the BoE job.

    And now its reported the BoE job has been given to mark under a 5 year contract, not 8 as originally advertised.


  29. 29
    Engineer says:

    Dave and Gideon did employ a chap from the UK once – fellow called Coulson. Suspect they don’t want to make that mistake again.

  30. 30
    Punctuation Gestapo says:

    Did you actually attend school at all?

  31. 31
    Red Egg Millitit..... says:

    Just reverse everything they say and you will be nearer the truth !!

  32. 32
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    fair enough….Boris is over in India, drumming up some badly needed Indian students to move to London….LOL

  33. 33
    franc says:

    is he related to deutsche mark?

  34. 34
    Nigel Biggles MEP says:

    Another fucking immigrant.

  35. 35
    Engineer says:

    Well if Labour Troll Crontrol are under orders to discredit him, he must be good.

  36. 36
    Peter Grimes says:

    At the Old Lady, yes.

    Great choice, they obviously feared the truth about Tucker’s involvement in the Barclays Libor affair coming out when he was in office, as it will.

  37. 37
    Tony Bliar resplendant in his white robes says:

    Not serving his entire term !!!!! What next starting an illegal war?

  38. 38
    Fiscal Cliff says:

    We’re all bloody well doomed I tell you.

    George Osborne has no Plan B,neither do I !

  39. 39
    HappyHour says:

    no, we don’t have zero talent…

    but finding someone talented that hasn’t been indoctrinated by left-wing economic policy, isn’t some inside-man who has more to gain by being incompetent than showing up their predecessors incase they get their own mess caught out or been through the Common Purpose machine seems to be getting rather difficult these days in the UK.

    Let’s hope this turns out to be a wise move by the Chancellor…

  40. 40
    Bob Fleming says:

    Is he a member of the religion of peace?

  41. 41
    Engineer says:

    Since it is still a functioning nation, clearly not.

  42. 42
    Marmite says:

    Almost Kebab, thanks to 13 years of Labour education.

  43. 43
    George Gideon Oliver Osborne says:

    There has never been time to “short” the FTSE & Wall Street.

    Help yourself to some Christmas spending money,go no,you know you want to.

  44. 44
    Ed Balls says:

    I’d just like to thank Mervin King for providing a credit fuelled boom which helped distract the plebs while my party was in power.

  45. 45
    Another Engineer says:

    Other than him being Governor at the Bank of Canada?

  46. 46
    U K I P Convert says:

    Mark Carney might have just been given the kiss of death by

    Blinky Ed Boll*ax, who continues to oscillate on who caused the ZanuLieLabor

    monumental deficit, has said this afternoon in HoC the New Incoming B of E

    Govenor, is a friend of his !!

    May I be the first to offer my deepest sympathy on such hideous depraved

    claim by Blinky !!!! to Mark Carney

    VOTE >>>>>>>>> U K I P >>>>>>>>>> U K I P >>>>>>>>> U K I P

  47. 47
    Maximus says:

    Not a matter of talent – merely of selecting the right Gauleiter. And now we have one! Like Greece. Like Italy.

  48. 48
    (I've been renamed) DA-Notice says:

    Worst possible choice, obvious stitch up, ex vampire squid bankster coming over here to screw us all forever.

  49. 49
    IHMO says:

    How is it none of these people that are credited (or should that be debited?) with being financial experts turn out to be not, Erm, financial experts, as opposed to them all being excelent personal financial experts in the very personal sense of the word personal.

  50. 50
    yours RESPECTfully says:

    peace is there for the taking

  51. 51
    Marmite says:

    Bog bog MKM2 you mindless t_sser!

  52. 52
    Society of Black Lawyers says:

    Anti-semite Racist!!! An official hate crime incident has been logged with the Filth!

  53. 53
    Lord Sacks of Shit says:

    Nuke ‘Anonymous’ NOW!


  54. 54
    cityferret says:

    they did have

  55. 55
    AC1 recovering in a Fascist-Nazi hospital in Rome says:


  56. 56
    the PBT says:

    merv fiddled while gordon browned?

  57. 57
    Not surprised says:

    Bloody immigrants! Coming over here! Taking our jobs!

  58. 58
    IHMO says:

    Double negative, substitute “all of the” in first line.

  59. 59
    Fiscal Cliff says:

    Excellent call George,Wall Street is heading for another 100 point drop !!!

  60. 60
    from the global HQ the prime mincer says:

    can he walk on water ?

  61. 61
    Goldman Sachs - doing G_d's work - looting the G*yim says:

    said the muppet.

  62. 62
    (I've been renamed) DA-Notice says:

    Yes, but it’s merely delayed; the Canadian hosing bubble is about to burst bringing their economy in to line with the rest and depleting the middle classes.

  63. 63
    (I've been renamed) DA-Notice says:

    I sincerely hope it is a wise move, trouble is I have little faith.

  64. 64
    cynic says:

    This is the equivalent of giving an American control of our nuclear weapons …….hang on a minute

  65. 65
    A Firm Pair Of Breasts says:


  66. 66
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    Triple Dip on the way !!!!!!!!!!

  67. 67
    George Gideon Oliver Osborne says:

    I told you so , Na ! Na ! Na ! Na !

    Dow Jones Industrial Average
    INDU:IND 12,909.22 DOWN 100.46 0.77%

  68. 68
    Hannibal from Carthage says:

    Carney was 13 years with Goldman Sachs but does seem to come with a good CV .

    He is though under contract with Bank of Canada until October 2014 and appears too to have another contract with the Financial Stability Board going beyond 2013 .

    Osborne has failed to clarify what is going on here .

    Interestingly the appointment will be for five years. When in Opposition Cameron said he favoured 5 year contracts which could be renewed only once .

    If With British Government interference the Governor of the Bank of Canada can have his contract sprung then why was this tactic not followed with King in whom Cameron has not had much confidence .

    On balance a good appointment unless he gets too paly with his appointees.

  69. 69
    Malcolm McDowell says:

    It’s almost as if…it’s a worldwide criminal syndicate

  70. 70
    Peter Grimes says:

    Well they are only as bad as Common Purpose with their stranglehold on the UK hierarchy. Shitty Vadera who advised BrownBalls so well was the GS fixer over here.

  71. 71
    The decimated middle class says:

    MK Mk 2

    “Mark Carney – FFS – another foreigner.”

    Another immigrant to lower the wages for the rest at the bank?…I suspect not.

  72. 72
    Peter Grimes says:

    You will find some chocolate gold coins in your Christmas stocking if you take them off before you go up to your cot on 24th December.

  73. 73
    Loopy Lou says:

    Three weeks ago Carney was telling Canadians that after two years of historically low interest rates there was no economic growth because of problems in the global economy .

    Its the same old song.

  74. 74
  75. 75
    Sarah ( a beard is for life not just for charity) says:

    “Carney will apply for British citizen in the normal way “with no special favours,” Osborne says.”

    Osborne said “He will apply for British citizenship once he is here” !

    Now i always thought “Johnny Foreigner ” had to apply for visa’s and citizenship before they traveled here ?

    Hmmmmmmmm !

  76. 76
    Never knew my pet cat can do the breaststroke says:

    JK and her King’s Cross from north,

  77. 77
    Peter Grimes says:

    Hope he hasn’t had any dealings with the ICFR, Gorgon McDoom’s ‘think tank’.

  78. 78
    Never knew my pet cat can do the breaststroke says:

    OHH, this has worked! Rowling was not about the best male and female prostitutes that were aboding in the eighties at King’s Cross between the lines, thatcher perves, you ready on a friday afternoon to get early to pick the best to give them a good paid weekend, you fucking tory BBC perves.

  79. 79
    IHHO says:

    That would be a ‘sink tank’.

  80. 80
    Anonymous says:

    Robert Peston,another Common Purpose twat, announced three weeks ago the job was going to Paul Tucker.

  81. 81
    Tinnitus says:

    Great news, new governer,Martha Carney

  82. 82
    Anonymous says:

    he chairs g20 instability board.

  83. 83
    Anonymous says:

    the golden rule.

    the gold man will always be the person to sack you.

    they have a gob alright.
    they think customers are trossers.

  84. 84
    Anonymous says:

    luckily no delboys.
    .th campaign to save mona.ass.tic.

  85. 85
    Anonymous says:

    nah, get richquick Bliar has now set his eyes higher.
    he wants to sort god out.

    earthly challenges.
    are no challenge.
    the man needs to be stretched.

  86. 86
    domino316 says:

    Couldn’t care less about the fact he is a Canadian (surprised they didn’t find some Eurozealot in line with the demands of the Brussels Masters), what does trouble me is that anyone who has even stepped inside a Goldman office is toxic.

  87. 87
    Gordon Brown ..the never forgotten years...period says:

    and for being such a pushover when chingrinner was rampant

  88. 88 says:

    Yes only a xenophobe could object.

  89. 89
    Quiet Bat Person says:

    Carney is ex-Goldman Sachs.

    The UK is fucked.

  90. 90
    Quiet Bat Person says:

    …and several countries. Even though they weren’t elected.

  91. 91
    Anonymous says:

    So we have a white English speaking Crown Subject applying for a British passport and residency to do a job. Yet if he had been a Pole, Rumanian, Bulgarian, etc. etc. he could have walked straight in.

    As we British are all Crown Subjects he can’t apply to be a citizen can he.

  92. 92
    The savant8.5 says:

    Not necessarily

    But he s been hired to bring fellow canucks leonard cohen and allison crow over here so they can all three. Sing hallelujah on a sunday morning in the threadneedle street internal. Gardens

  93. 93
    The savant8.5 says:

    Carney is. Surname of irish descent

    Does that mean we are going to. Join the punt zone ??

  94. 94
    The savant8.5 says:


    Coz the edukashion sistems fucked

    See i. Doo know. Hah tah spel


  95. 95
    green ink says:

    just watched mark carney’s august (?) interview with zena badawi on hardtalk and he comes over well and is obviously right on top of the international banking issues…his views on the euro are pragmatic and he clearly sees the Uk has an advantage in controlling its own economic levers including QE which he views as a stable and controlled way of funding growth. His personal interviewing manner is easy open and informed .. his appointment is
    credible and well made..

    The fact that his role in shaping the global regulation of the banking system comes with him is a coup for the home of banking.

  96. 96
    Anonymous says:

    trust my colleague to spoil the party

  97. 97
    The wizz says:

    HH: One thing that struck me was he (Mark Carney) was not part of the Status Quo who run the BOE. I think Osborne may have given a very good reason to cull the civil service at the treasurery. This could mean war, the CC don’t like it uphem. Who knows this could start a re-think of other Government Departments. We live in hope!

  98. 98
    domino316 says:

    You are Mark Carney and I claim my £5 (CA$7.89) :)

  99. 99
    Observer says:

    That was Fred Karno.

  100. 100
    Observer says:

    That was Fred Karno.

  101. 101
    golli says:

    Instead he’s been indoctrinated by Goldman Sachs, not sure which is worse

  102. 102
    mc hammers 'em says:

    the four kids would prefer pizza

  103. 103
    Anonymous says:

    hes a ukipper

  104. 104
    Anonymous says:

    hes a ukipper

  105. 105
    domino316 says:

    Delivered in 30 minutes or less depending on how quickly the payment can be transferred from the Cayman Islands to Jersey, via Luxembourg and Ireland, then through Switzerland,Belize and the Isle of Man.

  106. 106
    Let's get this straight right now says:

    Bat, plus ca change. Nuffsed.

  107. 107
    Let's get this straight right now says:

    Is he perchance also a building burgher?

  108. 108
    Change at the Bank (for the northern line) says:

    Ma car nee ds a service.

  109. 109
    Change at the Bank (for the northern line) says:

    So that explains why the Pound tanked (again). Can’t somebody please lock him in a cupboard and accidentally lose the key?

  110. 110
    Extremely B Flat Minor says:

    Very B Flat Minor says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    November 27, 2012 at 6:30 am

    ..singing tytyyOdliyay.

    Try that instead

  111. 111
    Extremely B Flat Minor says:

    ..preferably on the rack.

  112. 112
    Extremely B Flat Minor says:

    He has two brothers No and Skid, both at McGill Uni reading ‘comics’

  113. 113
    Thortfull says:

    Perhaps we should all now emigrate to Canada. Lots of empty space over there to open a barber shop.

  114. 114
    Thortfull says:

    ..or a sith tank?

  115. 115
    Thortfull says:

    Seems the transfer window does not open for a few months yet. Anyone know who his agent is or what the fee was?

    Or, more to the point, since Mark claims he did not apply for the job, exactly who it was that head-hunted him?

  116. 116
    Thortfull says:

    politics = criminal (synonym)

  117. 117
    Thortfull says:

    Interest rates are low so that sticky-fingered bankers do not have to give savers anything back in return for borrowing their cash. Time the plebs worked this simple con trick out for themselves.

  118. 118
    Thortfull says:

    Not all foreigners need visas; some countries are exempt.

    However, he will need a work permit (which usually has to be obtained before travelling) plus I always thought there was a minimum residence time (5 or 7 years?) required before being able to apply for citizenship, but I have not kept up with the constant changes to immigration law for a while now.

  119. 119
    Full up inside. Move along please says:

    Why choose the Head of the Bank of Canada for that interview rather than any other possibility? Did the Beeb know something we did not a few months ago? Must have been tipped off by the Pest.

    By the way, her name is Zainab – must be Indian or Arabic or something. Not a name usually associated with Balham.

  120. 120
    restore the monasteries says:

    Nice to know it winds you up.Much more to follow.Watch this space.

  121. 121
    Anonymous says:

    How many people do you know who apply for UK citizenship and prefer to rent out rather than sell their main residence in Ottowa ?

    The point is the guy is a Banker and also a political animal. He wants to be Prime Minister of Canada .

    He has had a good and some would say lucky run as Bank Governor . He is getting out with his reputation high . He does not want to take on Trudeau just now .

    There is talk of a housing bubble to explode . A high exchange rate is seen as reducing exports . Constantly low interest rates have not led to economic growth .

    The guy has been handpicked to write those monthly letters to the Chancellor i.e. figures are bad because of problems in our overseas markets .

    His reputation for Bank supervision is a little hyped because the structures in Canada were in place before the current crisis . What you get is his experience but at least he is a new broom .

  122. 122
    The Countess of Wythenshawe says:

    It is now being reported that there is a social link between Eton boy and this Canadian Banker .

    Things could turn nasty .

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