An unfortunate incident at the Bank of England has resulted in a Government move that has upset financiers.
A noble Lord, known as 'Hurrah Henry', due to his antics at Royal Ascot every year when his horse comes in last, was responding to an offensive journalist who dared to ask him a question.
'Are you in favour of the Tobin Tax?', queried the hack.
It so happened that Hurrah Henry's filly was named Tobin Tax so the noble Lord, a major investor in the Tory Party, exclaimed: 'Of course I am in favour of Tobin Tax. It's a sure winner.'
David Cameron, hearing this news whilst bedding sweet Angela Merkel in a German concentration camp, felt that if his old Etonian chum Hurray Henry was in favour of the transaction tax on City deals, known as the Tobin Tax then this was was a green light for him to go ahead with it.
As the secret escape tunnel out of the concentration camp had collapsed, Cameron made a deal with sweet Angela to bring in a transaction tax in Britain immediately.
The City in outrage are planning an occupation of St Paul's Cathedral in protest. 'If our stock is broke' explained a ringleader wearing a mask 'the whole country will be plunged into a dangerous crisis that could lead to justice and equality!'