Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Subject of the Queen

Buried at the end of the Wall Street Journal article, Bank of Canada boss Mark Carney picked as Bank of England governor, as reprinted in The Australian, was a most interesting quote:
He has links to Britain. He studied at Oxford University in the early 1990s and did a stint in Goldman's London office. His wife is English and his four children have dual British-Canadian citizenship. Mr Osborne noted Monday that as a Canadian, Mr Carney is a subject of Queen Elizabeth II.
I suppose that that makes it all ok then for the UK to appoint a Canadian. I would have been interested to the reaction in the Australian press if a similar comment had been made about an Australian citizen.

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