Sing a song for Mervyn say BoE fans on Twitter

BANK of England fans were getting #excited yesterday over Sir Mervyn King’s upcoming appearance on the BBC’s Desert Island Discs radio show this Sunday.

Anticipating what songs the outgoing governor would select when interviewed by Kirsty Young on the famous programme, the hashtag “MervynSongGuesses” threw up some creative ideas.

The Capitalist was particularly impressed by Easing Like a Sunday Morning, The First Rate Cut is the Deepest and: “If quantitative easing goes wrong the Clover’s Your Cash Ain’t Nothing But Trash might soon fit the bill.”

Even former monetary policymaker-slash-rocker Andrew Sentance weighed in with a contribution of “Easy Money!” However, given King’s generous pension pot, the most apt was no doubt the suggestion of Steve Miller’s “Take the Money and Run.”

And if any business fans were thinking of penning their own tunes, those seeking representation need look no further than ousted Independent News and Media boss Gavin O’Reilly for a helping hand. The former INM chief executive has begun a new career heading up live music firm the Agency Group which represents big name singers such as Dolly Parton and Ringo Starr.