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My word is my Bond
James Bond and Miss Moneypenny have a new mission: cleaning up the City. The cover story for the new Governor of the Bank of England is that heÂ´s Â¨Mark CarneyÂ¨ from the Bank of Canada. But judge for yourself.
Author: James Wimberley
James Wimberley (b. 1946, an Englishman raised in the Channel Islands. three adult children) is a former career international bureaucrat with the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. His main achievements there were the Lisbon Convention on recognition of qualifications and the Kosovo law on school education. He retired in 2006 to a little white house in Andalucia, His first wife Patricia Morris died in 2009 after a long illness. He remarried in 2011. to the former Brazilian TV actress Lu MendonÃ§a. The cat overlords are now three.
I suppose I've been invited to join real scholars on the list because my skills, acquired in a decade of technical assistance work in eastern Europe, include being able to ask faux-naÃ¯f questions like the exotic Persians and Chinese of eighteenth-century philosophical fiction. So I'm quite comfortable in the role of country-cousin blogger with a European perspective. The other specialised skill I learnt was making toasts with a moral in the course of drunken Caucasian banquets. I'm open to expenses-paid offers to retell Noah the great Armenian and Columbus, the orange, and university reform in Georgia.
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4 thoughts on “My word is my Bond”
Carney definitely reminds me of some movie actor, but I don’t think it’s Sean Connery. Maybe Robert Wagner? Harrison Ford? Something about the slant to his upper lip is vaguely familiar.
I think it would be neat if there were a Bond where all the villains were British, and the whole thing could be based on detection of faked accents, though as an American it would go entirely over my head. I can’t tell an Aussie from an English person, I just love accents.
Further support to your claim that “Mark Carney” is an undercover spy is that the favourite for the next governor of the Bank of Canada looks much nerdier, as a bureaucrat should: http://www.bankofcanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/userphoto/tiff-macklem.jpg
Never mind Sean Connery, has anybody ever seen Carney and Robbie Williams in the same room?
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