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Friday, 27 March 2009

Anger & Anarchy

The campaign to blame bankers for the Government's incompetence is stepping up a gear, with the enthusiastic support of the British public and far-Left anarchist groups.

Earlier this week the home of Sir Fred Goodwin, Gordon Brown's favourite scapegoat, was attacked. Windows were smashed at the £3 million mansion, and a Mercedes S600 Saloon parked outside was damaged.

The tabloids are now complaining that one of those greedy fat-cat bankers who ruined our lives with their greed, the Capitalist, probably Tory-voting scum has a personal police guard sitting outside his house.

Well if you target a man's home and family for wrongs you perceive he committed in his working life, then that will probably happen. The idiots who vandalised his house and car have cost the public that money, not Sir Fred.

I must say I personally resent paying for Gordon Brown and the rest of the Government to live in their bubble of ignorance and privilege far more.

Because ultimately, Gordon, the buck stops with you. You were Chancellor for 10 years, and have been Prime Minister for nearly 2. You wanted the top job, and you were quite happy to use any dirty trick to get it, including pretending the largely stable economic conditions your Government inherited were your doing.

You told shameless lies - remember 'boom, and an end to the days of bust'?

Whilst you were telling these lies, you were busy spending like a drunken sailor and pillaging this country's assets like some Mongol-in-Chief.

How much would all that gold you took and sold off cheap to fund god-knows-what be worth now? Yeah, about 3 times as much.

You economic genius, you. I probably know more about Quantum Physics than I do Economics, and I know nothing of the former.

Yet I do know a loan isn't the solution to debt and you can't spend your way solvent.

Now, Gordon, it's time to take some responsibility. You signed off the pension payments for Sir Fred when you thought no one was looking - before it was convenient to pin your woes and failings on the man.

Let's be clear here; unlike you, Sir Fred did his job. Your responsibility should be to this country as a whole; his was only to RBS.

RBS may have lost £25 billion on his watch, but he got the Government to invest, perhaps making the bank as stable as it ever will be. So he did what he was paid for and contracted for - he got people to shore up his bank with large sums of cash.

Gordon, your job is undoubtedly more complex. But you can make up for your failings by suppressing your inner-Socialist and not letting this crisis be an excuse for the radical Left to rise in influence.

We have violent groups of extremists threatening to attack the homes of more people, a violent anarchist professor who lives in a £1 million home threatening to storm any building which does not turn off its lights during Saturday's 'Earth Hour', as well as urging people to attack the G20 and storm banks.

Let's just hope you're not looking the other way this time, Gordon, or our future does indeed look bleak.


Dr.D said...

"suppressing your inner-Socialist" -- wonderfully Freudian! Now, if only, BO could be induced to suppress his inner-Communist, but that would be asking just entirely too much!

What you describe here with Sir Fred Gordon sounds a bit like what is happening in America with the bonuses paid at AIG out of the bailout money. That money was put there by congress specifically to pay those bonuses (Chris Dodd-Dem Conn) put that money in there for that purpose, and it seems clear that the purpose to have a smoke screen to hide behind while the government does other much more nefarious things. $165 million is such a large amount that we are all up in arms, and yet it is peanuts compared to the trillions of dollars they are throwing down the drain daily behind the clouds of smoke.

It is very, very important for government to have someone to blame! An important principle of socialism!

LibertyMine said...

Excellent post, was writing something similar on hols but you've put it all here.

I also noticed the sneering in the media as this was reported.

Between 2001, when Goodwin became CEO and 2007 RBS paid company taxes of some £14.119bn. Did anyone at HM Treasury think to wonder whether there was anything to be concerned by a bank increasing its annual corporation taxes from £1.582bn in 2002 to £2.378bn just three years later. This after all wasn't some start-up. Profits ballooned over the last decade and no one figured to question whether it was sustainable or whether it was without risk.