Broadbent's remarks sparked complaints about sexism and ageism.

I've never been more productive.

Then you get declining potency and bonus grumpiness thrown in. – Claire Perry (@claireperrymp) May 16, 2018 As Bloomberg adds, the timing was “unfortunate” for the BOE, coming two days after Governor Mark Carney hosted a conference on diversity in central banking.

Meanwhile, the BoE seems to be becoming a laughing stock at the moment with Governor Carney being brandished as “the unreliable boyfriend” and now his right hand man Broadbent has just all he could to further sink the credibility of the UK central bank.

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