The Great Legal Profession De-Regulation Stakes
Westminster: 6 October 2011
|Sponsors:||Office of Fair Trading sired out of Jealousy and Nihilism|
|Prize:||Destruction of the one part of the constitution still functioning.|
|ASDA:||Fixed Price Guarantee!|
|Handicap: £9.39 million fine for price fixing.|
|SAINSBURYS:||Handicap: Fined £11 million yesterday for price fixing.|
|Try Something New today?|
|TESCO:||Handicap: £10 million price fixing fine. Every Little Helps.|
|INTERNATIONAL:||Won’t be able to hack it.|
|NORTHERN ROCK:||Poor on the home run, or anything to do with homes.|
|FUNERAL SERVICES:||Dead Certs.|
|LLOYDS HBOS:||Seeking to diversify. Might try running a bank.|
|Not one for the Journey.|
|OF SCOTLAND:||Took £22 billion in one day! Unfortunately it was from us.|
|Would have funded 10 YEARS of legal aid.|
All prizes donated by the Office of Fair Trading out of fines levied on supermarkets for price-fixing; that is the same Office of Fair Trading whose report led to the de-regulation of the legal profession allowing all of the law-breaking price fixing supermarkets to become law firms.
Well done OFT!!
Going: Awful to even worse
Distance: 900 years
Rust that clings to the form that strength has left
Hard and curled and ready to snap.
T S Eliot: Rhapsody on a Windy Night