Since the announcement the other day that former Minister in Charge of Treaty Capitulations Douglas Montrose Graham, KBE, KCMG, LOMBARD faces charges and fines for alleged indiscretions in his directorship of a failed finance company, leaving around 4000 investors around $127 million worse off, the Securities Commission have now preferred criminal charges against him and his fellow directors, who now face potential five-year jail terms.
As I said other day, I can think of few people who would deserve it more.
Perhaps it’s time to recycle a song we used to sing in his honour from out of The Great Libertarianz Song Book, sung to the tune of ‘How Great Thou Art’ . . . (here’s the original, sung by the late Horrid MaoriSong). The revised lyrics begin thus:
Oh Lord Montrose,
When I look back at all your blunders,
Consider all, the taxpayer’s done for you…
Before heading to this lusty chorus:
Oh, you’re corrupt,
Your thieving knows no end.
Where do we start?
You pompous fart.
Never could lyrics have been more appropriate.
I must dig out one of those Song Books to get the full lyrics. Since I suspect we’ll be singing it many times over the next few months, I’d hate to get any of them wrong.