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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:05 am 
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I just watched a dispatches program about those *$$^** Bankers. I have felt annoyed with them for some time because the people at the poorer end of society are picking up their tab and what a tab, over 1 trillion. Then I see in this program that they are taking that money and speculating with it in the same way they did before and giving bugger all to businesses that need investment. Looking at the figures on that program we would be better to take back the money now and let them all clear off. Because contrary to what the politicians say, they are contributing nothing, really nothing they are just parasites gambling at our cost. Now we have the tories in nothing will be done to sort them we just wait for the next crash when their gambling sessions don't go so well. It is so bloody annoying to think that so many people are to become jobless and homeless because of them.

Ah well I guess it's just the same old story of the rich doing us over. Same as the old boss!

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Sorry but I need to take issue with several things on this thread.
Not all bankers are fat cats
Most workers in the financial industry are ordinary people not getting big bonuses.
(Think you need to differentiate between bankers and investment bankers.)


The majority of bankers in this country earn less than 20,000 p a and
work in support areas they might do in any other industry, customer services representatives, IT workers, admin assistants. In other words, ordinary people getting ordinary salaries for doing ordinary jobs. Most bank workers in this country don't earn huge salaries so if you asked how they felt about the bonus culture in the City, their answer would probably be the same as yours.



It's no secret that bankers are not the best-loved people in Britain just now but it's wrong to say they should be lined up and shot.






My fella is a banker, he works in the city of London, he understands the public's anger – in fact he shares it.



ok, be angry are angry at the few individuals who are actually responsible for the mess we're in.
but please don't tar them all with the same brush, it's really hard for me to hear the man I love being spoken about with open hostility from the public and the media.

Of course, the industry as a whole must take responsibility for its failures, even if those failures resulted from the actions of a few. But the risk is that, in the desire for recrimination, the public loses sight of the fact that some banks are actually doing their best to try and be a force for good. The co-operative for example which invests ethically, and the bank my other half works for which provides project financing for industries and businesses, in developing countries



His Bank invests only in projects that could not otherwise attract financing on similar terms and works in 29 impoverished countries which don't have a good banking infrastructure, one of the projects they have been involved in is managing nuclear safety and decommissioning funds. The biggest of these is for the transformation of the destroyed reactor in Chernobyl into an environmentally safe state which will transform the lives of people who live in close proximity to it.

NOt all banks are bad and not all bankers are baddies!


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Agreed, trouble is those at the top running things are not that interested in these people. I don't remember the exact figure but it is a very small percentage that the banks are putting out for business investment and a massive percentage for..well gambling. Apparently this american guy Obama has appointed wants a division between between bankers that speculate on stocks and bonds and those that don't but the banks are very good at squirming their way out of it. Trouble is when a profession gets poisoned from the top it's difficult for their employees. I'm sure not all MacDonalds staff want to poison their customers but....

I have a soft spot for the Co-op and John Lewis partnership they are more like the way businesses should be run but sadly their principals seem to be getting eroded little by little. Sad when it should be the other way around and other businesses should be following their examples

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if there was a proper deterent such as the possibility of some of these people spending time behind bars or taken out and shot even better. There isnt. If I deceide to steal or rip off a business or an individual my ass more than likely goes to jail. But banks can do this to millions of people through their greed driven incompetency ? They have fucked up so many people and now they are fucking more people in the ass by not lending to small business in the times where these people actually need it most. Screw the economy, screw everyone else. How are some of these fuckers not behind bars ? are they not accountable to governments ? I dont understand it but I think it does go back to what Rh was saying that there are a few people at the very top running this planet for their own interest and that of their associates its back to what jarvis said cunts are indeed running the world.

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Bradford lass,to be clear i said"a tiny handful of people"so to be even more clear i wasn't talking about people who work in Banking AT ALL,if you read what i wrote it is pretty clear who i am aiming my anger at.I drink in fagans that has a lot of banking staff who come in who i am very friendly with,i also have a brain and can distinguish between a fucking capitalist shit bag and a someone who shuffles money about behind a glass screen. :evil:


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Well I think I've managed to understand this after reading it a couple of times...



Pretty much the definition of obscene.

I can't get my head around it, never will - how much money is *enough* for these people? Maybe it isn't even about money with them once they've earned so much? Must be the "buzz". But the fact that things like 'derivatives' (if I understand them correctly) are even entertained & allowed, especially in the above case, is beyond me. They're just playthings that have no worth to anyone but the unimaginative idiots that deal with them.

I'm as sceptical as Eoin about whether there'll be any kind of comeback for them & I think, indeed hope, that all the countries that are about to undergo "austerity measures" do a Greece.

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