"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Farewell Postie

As some of you already know by now Ed Teague, Lord Patel, passed away earlier today.

I'll be replacing the text of this post with something more appropriate, in accordance with the wishes of Ed and his family, in due course.

However, other bloggers have already written tributes to Lord Patel, so it seems only fair to mark Lord P's passing with a post here now

Lord Patel's regular readers represented a diverse range of political beliefs and world views

The common factor was, is an appreciation of Lord P's anti-authoritarian, liberationist stance taken on, well, lots of issues

That, and his elevation of typos to an art form

I'm missing him already


Update 13/6/09:

A list of on-line tributes to Lord Patel as I find them...

A read through these tributes, and the accompanying comments, is a sad reminder of the quality of the friend we have all lost

As a contributor to the July 7th Forum wrote a couple of days ago...

"I have been thinking lots about the Postie & I have been feeling a wee bit empty - it's hard to explain..."


(C) Very Seriously Disorganised Criminals 2002/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 - copy anything you wish