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To not be reassured by the appointment of Dame Clara Furse to the FPC?

(23 Posts)
bluebell Thu 06-Jun-13 15:15:23

It's just so wrong, I don't know where to start!

Aka Thu 06-Jun-13 15:31:38


j08 Thu 06-Jun-13 16:47:50

I'm too happy about her being "sensitized to all kinds of extreme risks"! (Whoops! Here we go again) hmm

Ana Thu 06-Jun-13 16:54:02

Too happy? confused

j08 Thu 06-Jun-13 17:46:52

I meant NOT too happy. hmm

Galen Thu 06-Jun-13 18:03:44

Who to what?

bluebell Thu 06-Jun-13 18:07:37

Oh Galen - do keep up!!!

Galen Thu 06-Jun-13 18:19:41

I've been dealing with a tribunal all day!
To me FPC stands for family practitioner committe.

Greatnan Thu 06-Jun-13 18:27:46

According to Private Eye, which is usually right, many of the highest paid bankers and the head honchos at the accountancy firms which were supposed to be overseeing them, have now been given cushy jobs with various government agencies.

Greatnan Thu 06-Jun-13 18:30:02

Bank of England, Financial Policy Committee, Galen. I had to google it myself as I have not looked at the papers today.

Galen Thu 06-Jun-13 18:32:44

The only papers I've had time to look at are ATOS reports on ESA claimants.
I love reading fiction!

Maniac Thu 06-Jun-13 18:34:17

I've also always used FPC for Family Practitioner Committee

MiceElf Thu 06-Jun-13 18:36:33

It's sounds like something that is seriously important, and I know nothing about it, bluebell can you summarise the issue?

j08 Thu 06-Jun-13 19:31:04

She worked for that bank that had to have a huge bailout and now she is going to keep an eye on the finances of the country. (with some other people #allisnotlost)

j08 Thu 06-Jun-13 19:38:46

it wasn't her fault. it was the others hmm

j08 Thu 06-Jun-13 19:43:07

get yer education 'ere smile

Ana Thu 06-Jun-13 19:51:57

That photo doesn't inspire confidence...

MiceElf Thu 06-Jun-13 20:07:05

Thank you for that Jo numbers. It was informative.

I really don't see what possible relevance a photograph of an appointee has to that person's financial competence

Ana Thu 06-Jun-13 20:13:16

So sorry, MiceElf. As you were.

j08 Thu 06-Jun-13 21:02:30

No! Look at that huge forehead on her! She's got a big brain in there. [nods head knowingly]

Galen Thu 06-Jun-13 21:38:51

Or a Neanderthal cross?

Nelliemoser Fri 07-Jun-13 12:11:20

FPC. Family Planning Clinic came to my mind! I must have missed yesterday!

janthea Fri 07-Jun-13 13:34:24

Nelliemoser That's what I thought it stood for too!