Well, here we go again, another banking scandal, quelle surprise!!
Yes, because we all know that bankers are honest, hard-working, decent types only interested in looking after our money and giving us the best deal they can offer! So what if they fixed the interest rates, mis-sold mortgages, mis-sold insurance, gave themselves huge bonuses and salaries and screwed up the computers, not to mention all those billions they lost.
Well, anyone can make a mistake can't they? I mean, it's probably not really their fault is it? If the nasty old governments had just got rid of ALL the regulation and let them do whatever they wanted well, they would have sorted things out all on their own, wouldn't they?
When you think about it, it's probably the fault of those poor people and all those benefits cheats who get their benefits paid into bank accounts, yes, clogging up the system, they probably shouldn't even be allowed to have a bank account!! Because £67.50 a week to live on, if you're a single person, is tantamount to living a life of luxury. Just think of all the places you can go and things you can do with £67.50 a week, after you've bought your groceries and paid all your bills. It's no wonder so many people want to live on the dole isn't it?
It just doesn't compare to Bob Diamond's millions, does it, or David Cameron's? I mean what sort of hardship must David Cameron have grown up in when everything was handed to him on a plate. Living a life of privilege, going to the best schools and colleges, never having to worry about what he was going to wear or what he would eat for dinner, or if the house would be warm enough in the winter. I mean, it must get so frustrating being one of the elite that him and his mates used to go out and trash restaurants on the weekend when they were pissed. Of course, daddy paid for it all because, you know, it's not like those people in the riots who seemed to think that they were entitled to do whatever they like. I mean, they were vandals, not like David and his pals, well, that was just youthful high spirits, wasn't it?
I don't know what you mean, double standard, indeed!
And let's not forget the hordes of immigrants who are arriving by the boat-load daily. If we didn't have all them to worry about we might have noticed what was going on and helped the bankers to look after things better. You know who I mean, all those people fleeing dictatorships and the like, you know, all those countries that the white Europeans used to own, when they had empires and those places where they helped to throw over the democratically-elected governments and install those friendly dictators who would help the British and American arms industry by buying all those weapons and tanks and things.
You know, I can't remember them all, well, like we did in Iraq and Iran, helping those backward peoples with their funny religions to find the true path to democracy and capitalism, so they can live like us, burdened with taxes and worried about keeping our jobs, and paying mortgages on our negative equity properties. Why should they be allowed to live in peace and harmony with nature in their own countries? We know better than them, everybody knows that! That's why we had to go there, to teach them, to make them civilised like us.
HA, HA, HA, Ha, ha, ha, haAAAA!!!
What are you laughing at? I don't think this is a laughing matter at all!!
Actually, you know you're right, because if this was really true, it wouldn't be funny at all......it would be tragic!
Forty odd years I've been the donkey, sigh...
Stop giving me an analysis, start making a plan. Even bankers know that the world is broken. The point has always been about the way we change things.
I went down the Scot Nat route. We are close to losing that battle. Have you an idea?
Aideen, don't worry, if it starts to look like the banking executives are going to lose more of their bonuses and if the banks start losing even more profit because of unbelievably poor management, they can always lay off more of the workforce to recoup the money that they love so much.
Standard practice with this lot of bankers isnt it? Make poor decisions, lose profit, lay-off workforce, collect huge bonus for being a complete pr*ck.
New commentThe £22 million Bob Diamond has givenupin binusesis truly obscene. Buthow many hundredsof execs below him are getting six figure bonuses still?
New commentThat's for the comments guys, the feedback is always appreciated. Keep reading Neil, the plans for the future are in incubation and will be appearing here in the not too distant future. Do you live in Scotland? I read a great letter from a man in Yorkshire who wanted independence for Scotland but only if the border was moved to include them!