Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Like 0

The slide continues?

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

New PortraitPro 12 SALE + 10% OFF code EPZROS814
jondf
jondf  82475 forum posts
28 Jun 2012 - 1:41 PM

Not satisfied with causing a world slump through dodgy money lending and the off loading of toxic debt to each other, the banks are at it again. Barclays takes a blast from - and I had to wipe my eyes when I saw this - a Tory prime minister of all people. Make no mistake, the banks are an intrinsic part of the Establishment.....or where up until now it seems. There comes a point when the rules cannot be bent any more than they already have and would be transgressors find themselves sliding into the area of unlawful acts. A varying number of triggers can cause it like arrogance and greed through to blinkered and blind wilfulness to carry on regardless of the consequences with performances bonuses often being the poison in the well.

But my point is this - if the people running banks are prepared to turn a blind eye to malpractice, it doesn't auger well for the future. There used to be men of principal running these organisations and others like them. In today's culture of grab it, dodge it and run, one could be forgiven for being concerned as to what the future might hold.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18622264

Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links 
28 Jun 2012 - 1:41 PM

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

Randle
Randle  896 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 - 2:14 PM

Oh! its that sort of slide, I thought film had made a comeback Smile

fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 2:27 PM

A culture begun by Thatcher. This is her real legacy.

mikehit
mikehit  56314 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 2:50 PM

I notice that the misreporting was done at the behest of....the derivatives flunkies yet again.
Without abdicating management of their legal and ethical responsibilities, the derivatives departments really do have their sticky amoral fingers in every cess-filled pie. The sooner the authorities force the separation of the 'banking' parts from the trading parts the better.

mikehit
mikehit  56314 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 2:50 PM


Quote: A culture begun by Thatcher. This is her real legacy.

Started by Thatcher. Perfected by Brown.

fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 2:54 PM


Quote: A culture begun by Thatcher. This is her real legacy.

Started by Thatcher. Perfected by Brown.

You forgot to add "improved by Blair".

lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014128 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 3:02 PM

Poor old John Major hardly ever gets remembered...

Gaucho
Gaucho e2 Member 122230 forum postsGaucho vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 3:07 PM

And now pontificated upon by Cameron.

fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 4:25 PM


Quote: Poor old John Major hardly ever gets remembered...

Who....?

answersonapostcard
answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012601 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 4:28 PM

John Major, you know... the puppet ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyU8qmzGsEg

Grin

kodachrome
28 Jun 2012 - 4:30 PM

This country has been systematically shafted by all parties since WW-2 and earlier. None of them have ever put the British people first.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110235 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 4:33 PM

and Ed "Wallace" Milliband is having a "Grand Day Out" of it.

But of course none of these heinous activities took place whilst the economy was under the stewardship of Blair and Brown (oops -
Quote: The bank had acknowledged on Wednesday that its actions between 2005 and 2009 had fallen "well short of standards

of course they did! )

fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 4:34 PM


Quote: John Major, you know... the puppet ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyU8qmzGsEg

Grin

About the only thing he is memorable for is being forgetable (and his fling with Ms Currie)

puertouk
puertouk  21065 forum posts United Kingdom17 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 4:37 PM

If any of us had done what Barclays have done, we would all be behind bars at Her Majesties pleasure...

JJGEE
JJGEE  96288 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 4:38 PM


Quote: and his fling with Ms Currie

Glad you spelt Currie correctly as there is a female member by the name of Curry here on epz Wink

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.