A specialised team at the University of Manchester has secured the first images of the elusive sense of shame belonging to former bank chief Bob Diamond, which many had hitherto believed did not exist. The team took over six months to develop the machinery capable of the necessary accuracy to find thesense, which measured three nanometres across at its widest.
Dr Robert White, leader of the team, paid tribute to all those involved. ‘We were spurred on by the blind faith of those who employed Bob Diamond for so many years. They saw something in him, it was just a question of looking in the right place. Naturally something so small couldn’t possibly work properly, but we had fun looking. Next year we will be searching for Jeffrey Archer’s sense of honesty and probity.’