This is the image that went into today’s Personal Finance section of Business This Week. The article it accompanies is about the upcoming SSIA accounts coming to fruition and the enormous amounts of bureaucracy associated with realising them. In fact it wasn’t the idea that I first proposed to the editor -which was simply a wrapped gift, completely bound up in red tape and a dismayed person looking at it. That would have done, I suppose -but it wouldn’t have been one that inspired a double-take! I preferred to do this “Boys’ Own’ version, complete with skull and poised cobra. Far more manly. Harumph.