It was in March 2008 that I called The Rev Stephen Green (as he then was) the biggest supplier of corruption services in the UK.
I took a risk at the time. I, of course, described him as such in his role as first CEO and then chair of HSBC.
I think I can now quite safely say in the light of today's revelations about his bank that I was right to describe him as such, in that role.
His bank is nw likely to be fined US$1 billion for misdemeanours during his management for which he must have ultimate responsibility.
So now, the reasoneable questions that logically follow.
1) How long can he remain a minister?
2) How long before he is removed from the House of Lords?
3) How long before he is questioned about HSBC's assistance for money launderers?