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Thursday, 7 February 2008

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It's life Jim, but not as we know it

The brave captain of the Bank of England has grabbed the controls back from a bad person who was steering it towards the rocks while he made a cup of tea.

Just like Captain Jim Kirk in the Enterprise he immediately restored normal warp drive by reducing interest rates, a popular move that saw business men and homeowners dancing in the streets of the tiny planet below.

In a statement accompanying his decision, the captain of the Bank of England said that the search was on for the weak individual who put up interest rates to dangerous levels and threatened the crews' safety.

"There is obviously a rogue crew member on board the Bank England who enjoys putting up interest rates to unfeasible levels, probably a jealous weak-minded insecure type who will be given away by his nervous look and sweaty shirt."

Crew members were put on full alert and ordered to guard the drinks' cabinet as the Bank of England sailed blissfully on once again under full control of its brave captain, or so he thinks.

Next Week: Alpha Centuri or Bust. Our brave captain encounters the four riders of the apocalypse: increased inflation, a run on the pound, the credit crunch and the bottom falling out of the housing market. Set phasers to stun.

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