Bank of England’s ‘Old Lady of Threadneedle Street’ nickname may have to be axed under plans for the institution to go gender neutral

A piece published on the website of Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them), the political party of which I’m the chairman, in December 2017:

Our thanks to Mike P for this. Excerpts:

It is fondly known as the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street. But the Bank of England may have to lose its nickname under plans for the 323-year-old institution to go gender neutral.

The Prudential Regulation Authority, part of the bank which polices financial firms, said it wants to ‘remove gendered language to encourage equality and diversity’.

It will ditch the title ‘chairman’ and instead use the gender-neutral ‘chair’ and also plans to stop using ‘his’ and ‘her’ when referring to senior figures in its reports…

Nicky Morgan, a Conservative MP and relentlessly sexist blithering idiot, the former Cabinet minister who heads the Treasury select committee, has twice warned in recent months that the Bank needed to improve diversity at the top of its organisation.

I may have added a few words there, but I don’t think anyone with an IQ above that of an intoxicated fruit bat would find them inaccurate.

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