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Laughing all the way to the Banksy…

There wasn’t much feedback on yesterday’s ‘blog, indeed it got no ‘likes’ which made it about as popular as a man who hates rugby union in Wales (by the way, if you’re French; just a quick one to say hard lines on losing all your matches in the Six Nations so far).

Apparently George Osborne would have got in touch with me to lodge an official complaint towards the ‘blog, but he was said to be struggling to spell ‘AAA’. In any event, he was also trying to go back and destroy every bit of videotape which contained footage of him harping on about how important it is to retain our AAA credit rating.

Anyhow, it’s time to move onto today’s topic, which is about a bank called Manny… sorry, that’s wrong… it’s about a man called Banksy.

He’s a street artist who puts graffiti on walls, but he does it really well so apparently that’s alright. Somehow, I can’t imagine a burglar would get off from going to prison on the basis that he did a bit of vacuuming and dusting before he nicked your television and laptop (which isn’t quite what people mean when they’ve been burgled and say they’ve been ‘cleaned out’).

Banky’s mural named ‘slave labour’ was taken down from its home next to a Poundland (talking about slave labour, is it true that they only pay their employees £1 an hour or something?) and it then appeared for sale at an auction house in Miami with an anticipated sale price of £450,000 – which would probably buy the seller around 450,000 items from the Poundland store…

Talking about money though, the artist in question would be the expert as I’m sure that I heard recently that he and his family were in such financial difficulties that the Government had to come in and bail the Banksy’s out…

Anyhow, I suppose it’s slightly amusing that the mural free for everyone to see of a child labourer making some union jack bunting and effectively poking fun at capitalism was then attempted to be sold at auction by a quick-thinking American trying to make an enormous profit with virtually no work.

I’s guess that the great appeal about Banksy and the thought-provoking undertones of his work is that his identity is totally unknown… and it’s a real shame that Piers Morgan hasn’t thought about taking a similar approach to life…

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The 3 A’s…

There wasn’t much feedback on yesterday’s ‘blog (it got 1 ‘like’) – making the ‘blog more popular that John Terry at the conference for the promotion of ethnic minorities (or just as popular in the event that Luis Suarez turns up to give Terry a bit of moral supporty).

There weren’t any comments though and I’m guessing that’s because most people who read the ‘blog then decided to read through a list to Silvio Berlusconi’s scandals – with any luck they might finish reading them in 3 or 4 days time.

Anyhow, it’s time to move onto today’s ‘blog, which is on the subject of the economy. There was a time where the UK had a credit rating that had more A’s in it than 2 scousers having a conversation – yesterday in fact.

Today is a slightly different as our credit rating has now been downgraded, although I’m not entirely sure of how the grading system works – but I think we go from AAA to AA to C to D to 9V… or that might be batteries… I’m not sure… but I’m Ever Ready to try and joke about it.

The whole concept of rating this kind of thing is very interesting and innovative; personally speaking, whoever came up with the idea gets a pat of the back from me – you’ve got to give them some Credit…

Disappointing as though it is to lose the AAA rating, the UK is not alone in losing their top-banded rating. Last year, the USA were downgraded by ratings agency S&P – they basically said to America that they would no longer be rated as AAA due to their debt’s Standard being Poor…

Standard & Poor’s weren’t the credit rating agency who downgraded the UK thought – apparently we were downgraded my a Moody bunch of people.

Well, I’ve just checked and apparently the credit rating agency who downgraded the UK was actually called Moody’s… their decision sent shockwaves through London’s Square Mile… George Osborne took decisive action and acted quickly though… he downgraded Moody’s from ‘a good bunch of guys’ to ‘an absolute set of w*nkers’…

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