Sunday 19 November 2017

Dearbhail McDonald: Absence of women fuelled Gordon Gekko 'greed is good' culture

Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in “Wall Street
Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in “Wall Street".
Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

THERE is something missing from the Anglo Tapes in all their tawdry, almost satirical glory. That missing something is women.

One woman does in fact feature in the tapes we've heard so far – the voice of a female receptionist at Anglo politely connects one Master of the Universe to another.

Even in the depths of our outrage, we all must, I suppose, apply some margin of appreciation for the coarse language and gallows humour deployed by senior executives at Anglo as the bank went bust.

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