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Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney arrives at the G7 Finance Ministers meeting in Aylesbury, southern England May 10, 2013.
Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney arrives at the G7 Finance Ministers meeting in Aylesbury, southern England May 10, 2013.
(POOL/REUTERS)

FINANCIAL TIMES

Letter to Mark Carney: ‘Your biggest problem will be us Brits’

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Dear Mr Carney,

Welcome to London and your job as governor of the Bank of England. What took you so long? You were appointed last November; we have been on tenterhooks ever since. Incidentally, glad to see that you got a proper send-off: the Canadian papers reported that your farewell bashes cost $30,000. Please bring some of that joie de vivre to your new employer. It is the gloomiest institution in the City.