Good to see Ed Miliband take a stand just now on bankers bonuses. A brace of today’s right wing papers (Mail and Express) are laying into the £7billion of bonuses about to be paid out despite coalition indications that they’d do something about curbing these ill-gotten gains. The great Blair aka Eric Arthur Blair aka George Orwell wrote

“All criticism broke itself against the rat-trap faces of bankers and the brassy laughter of stockbrokers.”

– in his 1940 essay “The Lion and the Unicorn”

Plus ca change.