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I almost feel sorry for the Bankers

Was any one else a bit pissed of to see a holier than thou polititian get all upity with the bankers because they wouldn't accet total responsibility for their businesses going down the tubes.

I seem to remeber that part of the problem was down to a certain Mr Brown and his liberalisation of the banking laws that let then make their glorious f*ck up. This is the same Mr Brown who refuses to admit he got it wrong when he said he had put an end to boom and bust. The same Mr Brown who is going to save the world.

Before any polititian can get on their high horse about honesty and integrity they need to put their own house in order and prove it is in order, like not claimimng full alowances when your sister puts you up.
 
I think Sir James Crosby might well prove a tad embarrassing for Mr Brown. What do the MPs care? Their lifestyle is gold plated. It's just p1ss and wind this charade of being "really, really cross".
 
wet_blobby said:
I think Sir James Crosby might well prove a tad embarrassing for Mr Brown. What do the MPs care? Their lifestyle is gold plated. It's just p1ss and wind this charade of being "really, really cross".

If it was just piss and wind perhaps but these people are doing it to get votes, trying to offload the culpability for all the crap that is flying about from their mates so hopefully they can all keep their noses in the trough they fill with our money.
 

come_the_day

Lantern Swinger
I watched this bunch of thieving barstewards pontificate on the state of the economy yesterday. Then they started asking questions of bankers, all of whom admitted to not being qualified to be a banker and one of whom is still being paid a professional footballer's salary to advise another bank that has had to be bailed out by Us plc!

It's a pit of despair for real people at all levels, but our Home Secretary broke no code while pocketing several times the national average salary for bunking up at her sister's place. SNAFU!
 
It was pathetic to watch and I steel had the feeling that there was no sincerety in any of the apologies. What shouldn't be ignored is that Labour stood by and watched this whole thing manifest itself quite happily raking in the praise for our economys dynamism with it's head in the sand. The blame doesn't stop with the bankers, the government are equally culpable.
 

slim

War Hero
If I were a banker I would make a statement to the effect that when polititions make similar gestures by giving up their unreceipted expenses and unwarranted second home expenses I will forego my bonus payment.
 
Sir James Crosby has just fallen on his sword, is this a display of contrition or has he jumped to protect his chums in high places, to be rewarded with another well paid sinecure when the dust settles.
 
They are now to be called 'Banksters' - a cross between Banker and Gangster, a term coined in the 1930s at the time of the Wall Street crash.
Interesting point advised in the Mail (see !! it does have some good points !! :p )

Very apt term considering what these bodies have been up to !

:)
 
This puts bankers with guaranteed bonuses in the strongest position. Paul Griffin, a partner at Norton Rose, the law firm, said: “It makes absolutely no difference if you work for a healthy, independent bank or one that took government money to avoid collapse and is now owned by the taxpayer. If your contract says you are entitled to a specific guaranteed bonus, then the bank is legally obliged to pay you, however awkward it may be in the current climate.â€

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/t...ectors/banking_and_finance/article5309211.ece

Guaranteed Bonus! So even if one is the biggest cluster f**k on the planet, a bonus is still due. Is it some sort of bonus for not sodding off to some other bunch of bankers for employment? We should be told!
 

finknottle

Banned
It would appear from the views posted that the governments of all countries suffering from the current financial crisis have failed to adequately supervise their banks.
 
finknottle said:
It would appear from the views posted that the governments of all countries suffering from the current financial crisis have failed to adequately supervise their banks.

Which is exactly we shouldn't accept the government creating scapegoats and fallguys. They are equally to blame.
 
Montigny_La_Palisse said:
finknottle said:
It would appear from the views posted that the governments of all countries suffering from the current financial crisis have failed to adequately supervise their banks.

Which is exactly we shouldn't accept the government creating scapegoats and fallguys. They are equally to blame.

As has been cited earlier its the governments way of saying "oh dear what a big mess, we're whiter then white so we would never sanction that" and then blaming the banks.

Time for a change methinks
 

finknottle

Banned
ex_rubberdagger said:
Montigny_La_Palisse said:
finknottle said:
It would appear from the views posted that the governments of all countries suffering from the current financial crisis have failed to adequately supervise their banks.

Which is exactly we shouldn't accept the government creating scapegoats and fallguys. They are equally to blame.

As has been cited earlier its the governments way of saying "oh dear what a big mess, we're whiter then white so we would never sanction that" and then blaming the banks.

Time for a change methinks


You could well be right but just who on the opposition benches displays the attributes that we so desperately need?
 
finknottle said:
ex_rubberdagger said:
Montigny_La_Palisse said:
finknottle said:
It would appear from the views posted that the governments of all countries suffering from the current financial crisis have failed to adequately supervise their banks.

Which is exactly we shouldn't accept the government creating scapegoats and fallguys. They are equally to blame.

As has been cited earlier its the governments way of saying "oh dear what a big mess, we're whiter then white so we would never sanction that" and then blaming the banks.

Time for a change methinks


You could well be right but just who on the opposition benches displays the attributes that we so desperately need?

For once Fink i agree with you. I cannot tell them apart!!
 
finknottle said:
ex_rubberdagger said:
Montigny_La_Palisse said:
finknottle said:
It would appear from the views posted that the governments of all countries suffering from the current financial crisis have failed to adequately supervise their banks.

Which is exactly we shouldn't accept the government creating scapegoats and fallguys. They are equally to blame.

As has been cited earlier its the governments way of saying "oh dear what a big mess, we're whiter then white so we would never sanction that" and then blaming the banks.

Time for a change methinks


You could well be right but just who on the opposition benches displays the attributes that we so desperately need?

Fink, your spot on. If you ask me there is no political party fit to govern in the UK right now. They all seem to be made up of extremely mediocre nobodies.

Where have all the great MPs gone? or am I a victim of "rose coloured looking back spectacles" I reckon the Tories will get in next, if only because people are sick of liebour and reckon the Tories can do no worse.

At least when the Tories did sleaze it wasn't a systematic plunder of the expense and privilege system, Liebour really have taken the sleaze game up to a new level.
 

finknottle

Banned
Lacklustre though the Tories are I think it will be a case of change for the sake of change, it will be like stepping back in time to the Harold McMillan era with all those born to rule Eton boys. Having said that it's never over until the fat lady sings.
 
But was is worse? Rich toffs who sponge of social connections in return for favouritism or champagne socialist on the take sponging off the tax payer?

I reckon in this day and age a labour MP is just as likely to have his/her spouse at a top public school as a Tory.
They are all hypocrites.
 
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