Anatomy of a stupid rumour

By The Economist online

MARK Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, has upset many people in the Conservative party because of his warnings about the economic impact of Brexit. So some including former chancellor Lord Lawson and Daniel Hannan, a eurosceptic MEP, have called on him to resign.

As we argue in a leader in the latest issue, this political pressure on an independent central bank governor is a great mistake. On the day after the referendum vote, the prime minister resigned and Brexit campaign leaders were nowhere to be seen; it was Mark Carney who stepped forward to calm the markets. He was the only grown-up in the room.

Now the stories are circulating that Mr Carney might resign, with some even suggesting that it

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