What Do You Call Two Hypocritical European Bastards?
I think I might have had a clever joke here but I lost it.
British PM Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have issued a joint call for urgent global reform of financial markets.
Writing in the Wall Street Journal, they say a one-off tax on bank bonuses should be "considered a priority".
The two leaders say it is "simply not acceptable" for taxpayers to cover the cost of bank failures but not benefit from their successes.
The article comes as EU leaders prepare to meet for a summit in Brussels.
It also follows the announcement in a pre-Budget report by UK finance minister Alistair Darling of a one-off supertax on banker bonuses.
How does one tell whose hand is up whose ass in these cute joint WSJ masterpieces?