Barclays boss Bob Diamond has promised shareholders that some of this year’s record £6.07bn profit will be spent on erecting a huge ‘finger’ outside their headquarters in Churchill Place.
Sculpture Antony Gorman has already signed up for the project, which Barclays insist is a tribute to the great man himself....that’s Churchill – not Diamond.
Gorman has confirmed the sculpture will be based loosely upon the Project Merlin deal recently thrashed out between the banks and George Osborne in which the chancellor came away with a magical wand protruding from his arse.
‘It’s just the one finger but we think Winston would have approved of it’ said the Diamond geezer ‘it’s going to be big and it’s going to be very pointed and we hope it will get our message across to the nation in these troubled times...just like Winston managed to do’
A young Bob Diamond tells mum exactly how he feels about this week’s pocket money