<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d14058325\x26blogName\x3dChiswickite++-+formerly+The+Croydonian\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLUE\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttps://croydonian.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_GB\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://croydonian.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d5887652838424436549', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>

The art of not getting it - a masterclass from Lord Dykes

From Lords hansard:

Lord Dykes: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they propose measures to tackle any negligence on the part of shareholders, at annual general meetings and other times, in granting excessive remuneration to directors and in nominating members of remuneration committees.

Rather than asuggesting that Dykes go away and read 'Business for Dummies' or somesuch, the response from Lord Young was quite mild:

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Lord Young of Norwood Green): The appointment and remuneration of directors is a matter for companies and their shareholders. (blah)

The biogs of Dykes out there on the net are a bit on the thin side, so I cannot discover if he has ever made a living other than as a politician. I am, however, speechless that anyone sentient could ask something quite so foolish.

As yesterday was the last sitting until October (?), I'll be rationing my Hansard nuggets, and as suggested the other day, digging around in the deep archives for amuaing anachronisms.

Labels: , ,

« Home | Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »

Blogger James Higham said... 11:39 am

Forgive this OT promotion but please support Man in a Shed’s “Silly Week” next week. Logos are available at his site.  

Anonymous puzzled of nether wallop said... 11:39 am

Finding myself passing by my alma mater, Nether Wallop Grammar, the words of the school song came to mind:

'Wallopians all/both brave and true/
Our mothers are in Peking zoo'

And so on in similar vein. Poignant words, I'm sure you'll agree and always liable to moisten my armpits.

Pausing briefly to check if there was any girls' netball on the outdoor courts (sadly no)I made my way to Mr Patel's mini-market ('serving Nether Wallop since 1984'). There I bought a bucket of asparagus tips for my lunch.

'Would you like a packet of Haribos?' asked Mr Patel. 'They're on special offer'.

'No thanks', I replied. 'But I'd better have a pint of methylated spirits for the late Larry Olivier'.

Did you know him? Olivier, I mean not Mr Patel. Bit of a poser between you and me.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 11:46 am

JH - I will investigate.

PNW - Not as such, but apparently my maternal grandfather attended the same alma mater as Olivier.  

» Post a Comment