Paxo v. Boris

Jeremy Paxman’s interview with London Mayor Boris Johnson on yesterday’s Newsnight program:

What promised at the outset to be a testy confrontation over Johnson’s controversial support of City bankers turned into a surprisingly amiable discussion about the lost morality of capitalism.

Johnson criticized Britain’s financial sector for failing to give more, arguing that it should be showing “much more commitment” to society. “It’s quite incredible to me that people can walk away with multimillion bonuses and not understand that what people want to see is them doing what the great titans did in the Victorian era,” he said.

By the way, here’s Business Secretary Vince Cable’s joke about bankers:

There are two corpses on the motorway — a dead cat and a dead banker. What’s the difference? There are skid marks in front of the cat.

More wickedly malicious banker jokes here.