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The boss of Barclays ("CEO"), Bob Diamond, is under mounting pressure after the bank was hit with fines of £290m by the FSA (UK) for its "serious, widespread" role in trying to manipulate the price of crucial interest rates that affect the cost of borrowing for millions of customers around the world. Between 2005 - 2008.
Originally posted by Wide-Eyes
The fine isn't big enough.
Originally posted by Klassified
Somehow, I just keep thinking stories like this are just a salve to sooth the people into a false sense of security that our governments are looking out for our best interests, when nothing could be further from the truth.
It would be nice to be wrong about that though.
Originally posted by Ilovecatbinlady
What Barclay's have done is screw anyone that has a loan, credit card or over draft facility in the UK.
You have heard of bank robbers and they go to jail for life. Now we have robber banks and no one goes to jail.
Outlaw usury and the swine will squeal.
edit on 28-6-2012 by Ilovecatbinlady because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by fnpmitchreturns
When are they going to give these international bankster cartel members the death penalty? I will volunteer for the firing squad as long as I get the gun with a bullet in it!
Originally posted by HumanCondition
There has been a surge in events like this in recent times.
Fairly clearly just an attempt to make it look like the whole system is not corrupt.
This stuff should not be taken seriously, and it should not make anyone feel better or safer.
The system, as much as it may try to appear is not on your side.