Telegraph headlines we can essay an answer to

Jérôme Kerviel case: why is it so rare to see a banker behind bars?

Because very few of them are crooks.

Objectionable, obnoxious, greedy, possibly even, to listen to some people not socially useful, and certainly among the hated in our version of an economy.

But none of these things are in fact criminal acts nor should they be: if they were the entire Labour Party would be inside for example.

5 thoughts on “Telegraph headlines we can essay an answer to”

  1. But none of these things are in fact criminal acts nor should they be: if they were the entire Labour Party would be inside for example.

    Now there’s an intriguing thought…..

  2. It seems to be pretty well accepted that the City is awash with insider trading, which is criminal, although it is a difficult crime in which to secure evidence or a conviction.

  3. “Because very few of them are crooks”: my suspicion is that you are wrong. But since the buggers are clever, ruthless and whatnot, it would be a bugger to prove. Mind you, if arbitrarily hanging a few bankers were the price to pay for hanging the whole Labour party, I’d say do it.

  4. and Blair and Balls are not crooks for their successful tax-payer funded property speculations because…?

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