Any Other Business - 02/09

Bank of England governor Mark Carney impressed conference delegates in Nottingham on Wednesday with his regional knowledge. The Bank boss earned major cool points by dropping the name of local-born singer-songwriter Jake Bugg into his speech. However, what did former monetary policymaker-slash-rocker Andrew Sentance think of the governor’s musical name-dropping? “I’d not heard of him before Carney’s speech,” Sentance told The Capitalist. “My musical interests are focused on sixties and seventies ‘classic rock’ – not newcomers like Bugg!”