There was an interview on the BBC on Monday that has shocked not only those it intended to, but those it probably didn't too.A young man purporting to be a "trader" appeared on BBC news being asked his opinion of the current crisis. The interview can be seen here:
Now whilst TMM are fully supportive of anyone explaining to the BBC how the real world works outside UK politics and social issues, the content and style of this young man's outburst were so stunningly dreadful that TMM have been forced to consider things are not as they seem. Having dug a little deeper we found this trader to be fairly opinionated on his abilities judging by the content and title of his web site.
But TMM are completely baffled as to how he ended up on the BBC, and after much head scratching and worry are considering the following:
1) Said trader had escaped from a lunatic asylum and was holding the producers family for ransom his demands being that he lets the world know how mad he is.
2) He is Sacha Baron Cohen's next character to be launched.
3) The BBC really is so completely clueless about any subject that has numbers involved in it, that they actually thought he was an "expert".
4) And this is the one TMM are most convinced of...
This man must have been a stooge, set up by Ed Balls to appear just when he was trying to launch a new round of "really it wasn't our fault last time but if it was we've seen the light, spend our way to more votes" policy to highlight just how satanic and parasitic anyone involved in finance is.
Whilst the BBC presenters were of course shocked that someone could be so heinously evil as to wish depression on people, their highlighting of the fact rubbed in it nicely. The clincher was the line that governments didn't rule the world, Goldman Sachs did. Now whilst a few may suspect as much, you certainly don't go blurting it out on TV unless you are about to go on about the Illuminati, UFOs, crop circles and astrology. But then that would just confuse the BBC too much as they struggle with where to separate truth from fiction or more importantly, emotion.
Whether this man is for real or not, whether or not the interview was a spoof (nope, its not April 1st) just let it be shouted from the roof tops - TMM and everyone they know in the field of finance think him a disgrace and only wish he was "trader" enough to own a Bloomberg Account (which he doesn't) where we and our like could message him to tell him such.
Of course, as TMM know all too well... Great traders trade. Bad ones run courses.