You couldn’t make it up

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From the FT this morning:

A former investment banker is considering a bid to lead the Treasury select committee, promising to end “banker-bashing” and to protect indebted households as the economy recovers.

Mark Garnier, a former associate director at Bear Stearns and then a hedge fund manager, is testing whether he has enough support to run against Andrew Tyrie, who has led the cross-party committee for the past five years. He will formally announce his candidature if enough MPs back him.

You couldn't make its brazenness up.

I guess that and the sheer effrontery of Garnier's belief that this might be acceptable is what makes this so repugnant.