BANK of England chief Mervyn King likes alternative rock and spiked wristbands, it has emerged.
King confessed to being an ’emo’ after his latest bleak, depressive pronouncements on the state of the UK economy.
He said: “I’ve always felt like an outsider. Throughout my career, from being a professor at the London School of Economics to running the Bank of England, I never really fitted in.
“It was Ben Bernanke who actually introduced me to a band called My Chemical Romance.
“We were at a party for some government thing, I was like, ‘this is shit’, and Ben Bernanke said, ‘fuck these fake idiots, I’ve got a bottle of cheap vodka, and some music I want to play you, let’s go and sit in a bedroom.’
“He played me this track called Welcome To The Black Parade, it just blew me away.
“I was like, this is how economics makes me feel – like everything’s basically fucked and there’s no hope any more, that the only beauty lies in sorrow.”
17-year-old emo Stephen Malley said: “I really love Meryn’s work, especially the ‘triple dip’ stuff, it’s just so bleak and profound.
“I saw him once in a club, dancing to Embrace with his glasses off.”