Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Monday, 10 October 2016
A short rant with a positive ending
The daily assault on us by the media about Syria, assylum-seekers, Brexit and now Trump has - much to their relief - taken the spotlight off the rogue bankers over the last year or two, but they are still up to their old tricks.
A whistle-blower has just given the BBC some papers which show that the bank which recieved the most public money to prevent it from going under due to its own sharp practices, has been helping failing businesses to collapse completely by offering them services they describe as 'intensive care' to help them to get back on their feet.
This 'intensive care' (they themselves describe it as exploiting the 'dash for cash', last-ditch attempt to stay afloat) involves another department of the same bank buying up their assets - usually property - for peanuts, sitting back and watching them go bankrupt, then selling on the property at a large profit. They have been doing this for years. They have never stopped doing it since they were publicly disgraced, and they still see personal debt as an asset to sell on to another bank. They are parasites, in the true sense of the word. They have no long-term plans to help the country's economy grow that do not mean short-term profit to them.
Anyway, I must not get too depressed - Thomas arrives today, and I am planning on enjoying every minute of his company. This will be a short stay, but will have a long-lasting beneficial effect on our lives.
I have to go and finish de-lousing our compact but adorable city apartment now. He will be here soon.
(The above is the image chosen for H.I.'s forthcoming exhibition publicity, late November. I will give you the exact dates later, should you find yourself in Bath for the Christmas Market...)