GORDON BROWN'S CITY
Revealed: the roll
call of bankers rewarded by Brown and Blair.
Thursday, February 12, 2009]
relationship with the FINANCIAL INDUSTRY has seen
dozens of bankers given honours. appointed a
MINISTERS and given jobs on GOVERNMENT
TASKFORCES-REVIEWS and QUANGOS...
It is not only
peerages and other honours with which LABOUR has
REWARDED the BANKERS.
A total of 37 have
also won high-profile jobs on Government
QUANGOS and ADVISORY BODIES.
BONUS: HOW THE HONOURS WERE HANDED OUT.
Fred Goodwin: Group
Chief Executive of RBS. James Crosby: Chief
Executive of HBOS. George Mathewson,CBE:
Group chief executive of RBS. Keith Whitson:
Group chief executive of HSBC. Peter Burt:
Executive Deputy chairman of HBOS. Mervyn
Pedelty: Lately chief executive of Co-operative
Financial services. Philip Hampton: Chief
financial officer for Lloyds TSB. John
Bond: Group chairman of HSBC.
Lord Turner: Chairman of
Financial Services Authority. Shriti Vadera:
Spent 14 years at UBS as an investment banker.
Lord Leitch: raised to a peerage in 2004. Lord
Myners: Worked for a decade at NM Rothschild.
Lord Acton: Former banker at Coutts, was
appointed life peer in 2002. Baroness Cohen:
Former banker. Lord Mervyn Davies:
Former Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank.
Helen Weir Group finance director of Lloyds
TSB. Adrian Montague: Deputy chairman
of Partnerships UK. Christopher Lendrum: Vice
chair of Barclays Bank. Susan Rice: Chief
executive of Lloyds TSB Scotland. Michael Marks:
Executive chairman of Merrill Lynch. Philip
Williamson: Lately chief executive Nationwide
: Director of group technology of RBS.
Lindsay Tomlinson: Ex chair, Investment
Management Association. Dennis Licence:
managing director of First Trust Bank. Michael
Ellis: Ex-fund commissioner of Fund Distribution
community development Banking at NatWest and RBS.
John Brown: Senior manager of Northern
Bank Ltd. Paulette West: Barclays, for
services to banking. Gary Lumby: Head
of retail and small banking servic at
Chief executive of the FSA. Glen Moreno:
Acting chairman of UK Financial investments.
[Gordon Brown needs to explain how it
was possible that with such a varied array of
expertise at hand that his banking friends were able
to hide the seriousness of the catastrophe
unfolding. No doubt the Financial markets were
not alarmed because they knew that when the disaster
strikes the bankers have the best insurance in the
world -THE TAX PAYER! and Gordon Brown must have
known that the so-called REGULATION was NOT FIT FOR
PURPOSE but blinded by the smooth talking bankers
DID NOTHING. He himself caused the spiral of
madness in the money markets by his own NEVER HAD IT
SO GOOD policies instead of observing his once
closest friend PRUDENCE. We notice that David
Cameron has had to show some interest in the matter
but no doubt the so-called Conservative Party itself
should have picked up the signs of the impending
disaster knowing as we do that they themselves are
noted for being joined at the hip with those same
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