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Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor - "Capitalism is dead"

Found this at Freebornjohn

This is a genuine news report. It's not meant to be funny or ironic:
The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has declared that capitalism is dead because of the credit crunch. 
Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor, 76, made the astonishing claim at a lavish fund-raising dinner at Claridges...
The four course dinner, with a champagne reception, had been provided free of charge by Derek Quinlan, the property developer, who owns Claridges who is worth an estimated £60 million.
The assembled capitalists had just pledged hundreds of thousands of pounds to the Catholic Church.

(My 2p worth) - With his large salery, home and perks provided by the Church as well as being invited to a freebie meals by a property developer, I can but assume that he had inbided a bit to much communion wine that evening...

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Anonymous said...

I expect his big mouth cost him a few grand in donations. What a prat.

Fidothedog said...

I am sure that the capitalists were all rather amused by his comments :-)