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STOP THIEF! £6.5 Million Banker Robber

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Barclays Bank is to pay its chief executive a £6.5 million bonus.  See here.

The putrid, toady scumbag Bob Diamond is the worst banker robber of them all. This man (and I use the term loosely) is a dishonest, lying, conniving, scheming, fraudster, thief and conman.  He takes the food out of children’s mouths and robs old people of their savings. He destroys people’s lives, throws innocent victims of his crimes out of their houses onto the streets.  He is the embodiment of everything that is bad and evil and worthless in our society.  His greed, selfishness, deceit, mendacity and arrogance knows no bounds.

Barclays Bank is an immoral instituition that causes great harm.  It should be dismantled and permanently proscribed.  All its directors and senior executives should be banned for life from being involved in the management of any business.  Their assets, including pension funds should be sequestered.  They should all face criminal bankruptcy and stand trial on charges of conspiracy, fraud and theft.   Once Diamond has served his sentence he should be deported and banned from ever entering this country again.

Written by Peter Reynolds

March 7, 2011 at 11:11 am

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  1. What a great way with words, and so true. Peter I also suggest a piece on the repugnance of the ways of Andrea Hill- Suffolk’s £200K council leader who willing places journalism bans.

    E. Tricker

    March 7, 2011 at 4:36 pm

  2. Don’t hold back Pete – say what you really think. Don’t be shy, now!

    I nearly had to stop the car on the way to work this morning when this cam on the radio; I was so bloody annoyed that it was interfering with my driving.

    How can twats like him and his ilk (and in this I include Cameron and Osborne) actually defend this shit? Are they genuinely brass necked and just don’t care, or are they so isolated from what is right and proper that they simply don’t know?


    March 7, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    • I thought I was too gentle on him really Nobbly. I’d like to see him publicly hung, drawn and quartered outside the Bank of England, maybe with some sort of extended public humiliation beforehand.

      Just think how much we could make selling tickets, TV rights and the DVD afterwards!

      Peter Reynolds

      March 7, 2011 at 8:22 pm

  3. He should pay 200% tax on that bonus, and the revenue used to build good quality houses to be let out at very low rents, or given away free of charge, to the people who have become homeless due to his actions.


    March 7, 2011 at 7:50 pm

  4. This situation personifies capitalism gone way wrong. I do not blame the individual as they are simply taking advantage of the opportunity before them. The problem is in the absurdity of the system allowing such thing to happen.
    It is a shame on a cultural level that there are those starving in our world when we see this. The gulf between the two cannot be excused by any use of reason and rational thought. There simply is no rational position available.
    We know better than this.


    March 7, 2011 at 8:19 pm

  5. Yes, peter, kick em out!


    March 9, 2011 at 10:47 am

  6. I share the honour, along with many thousands, of contributing towards the bonus of the very accurately described banker.
    I obtained a loan from Barclays to do a computer course with Advent Training. The course cost £5,000. Barclays forced this company into administration by withdrawing financial support. Barclays were obliged to find another supplier of the courses, which they did and the company is called Computeach. When students files were transferred to the new company, students were informed that their courses had expiry dates, which was not part of the original agreement with Advent. Many people had their files migrated only to find that their course had expired and they had nothing to show for the £5,000 loan they took out. I am one of those people. Given the moral backbone of Barclays and their sense of what is right and fair, to the casual observer, it might appear that Barclays have been slickly redefining the art of theft with the support of the government, and may possibly have engineered this whole situation.
    Meanwhile, I have not been able to give Mr Diamond’s organisation my monthly gift of money towards £5,000 to which he is entitled. Persistent letters and phone calls from debt collectors remind me of this at least three times a day.
    By the way, there are about 6,000 students in this position. Multiply that by the £5,000 of the course, and you, sorry Barclays, ends up with £30,000,000.


    April 3, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    • A terrible, terrible story but it doesn’t surprise me at all Colin. These institutions are allowed to operate above the law. Somehow they must be brought back under control.

      I wish you well.

      Peter Reynolds

      April 3, 2011 at 7:12 pm

      • Thanks, Peter. That’s kind of you to say. It seems almost cannibalistic that they are putting forward one of their own and letting hime become a real hate figure. Probably they know that this person will distract attention from the real culprit – the system that allows this to happen. Then again, given the level of morality of this organisation, and the public bodies that allow it to continue to operate their nefariously profligate intrigues, it would be safe to say they have reached the bottom and are digging downwards.


        April 3, 2011 at 7:47 pm

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