This cartoon by Mac from the Daily Mail links the so-called Hatton Garden Heist (in which thieves broke into an underground bank vault and stole millions of pounds worth of property from safe deposit boxes), and the Barclays Libor-rigging scandal (in which Barclays Bank traders manipulated foreign exchange markets).
The cartoon shows the Barclays traders drinking champagne and laughing in amazement at the lengths the Hatton Garden gang went to in order to steal the money, whereas all they had to do was change a few figures on their computers. The latest news is that a number of arrests have been made in relation to the heist (whereas all of Barclays rogue traders remain free).
1. Quaint means strange and unusual in an old-fashioned and charming way. • On Saturday we lunched at a quaint old inn he had discovered.
2. Chap is an informal British English word for a man, especially one that you like. • Bill’s such a nice chap.