As disaster recovery plans go, it's certainly novel: The Bank of England allegedly contemplated buying up to half-a-dozen bicycles so that its officials could navigate around a riot-gripped City in the event of a full-scale financial meltdown.
A better idea might be a supply of windup tape recorders to record conversations with bank chief executives?
Although, is this any better than TFL's advice for Londoners during the Olympics?
I believe, 'cycle in' was number three of the list of suggesstions. After 'don't travel to and from work between 7:00 and 10:00 or 16:00 and 20:00' (O.....K) and 'try not to travel directly into work' (should I go via Birmingham then?)
Is this the 1st of April? Bikes against the Financial Crisis or is my English that bad that I do not understand the message???
Maybe we should send some bikes to Greece instead of Euros if thats the solution...
Kind regards from Germany
'On yer bikes! Greece!' ;-)
In the midst of this rioting, where exactly are the heads of the BofE going to cycle to? What about a basket for all that paperwork.
And did they include the cost of U locks to lock the bike when they get there, and trouser clips, lest those blue suits get oiled.
Lots of things to thnk about here!
I would have thought anything which makes you look like a cycle courier in the event of a riot in the city would be a very bad idea indeed. One would have thought employees of the BoE would be aware of maxims extolling the virtues of learning lessons from
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