Tuesday, October 25, 2011
A Continent of SPIVs - Kicking The Can Down The Road
Sir Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, is appearing before the Treasury Select Committee (TSC) today.
He has told them that he has little faith in whatever "plan" is agreed by the Eurozone "leaders" (aka "Clown College"). In his view, whatever is decided at tomorrow's EU summit will not solve the region's underlying problems; it will only buy one or two years of breathing space.
In the unlikely event that Clown College can come up with a plan to "kick the can down the road" for a year or so, how will this be financed?
It seems that, as Europe is skint, they will be tapping the IMF (funded by the USA) for the money which will be provided via a Special Purpose Investment Vehicle - aka SPIV.
How very appropriate!
Now repeat after me, and learn this for prep:
- There is no plan
- There was no plan
- There will never be a plan