Showing posts with label banks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label banks. Show all posts

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Bankers carry on: Tesco upsets the God Botherers: No more Rudolf: Double yellow Norfolk Numptys: Deep fried butters balls: and a Jetnapping in the flat lands.

Wet, unwindy and warm at the Castle this morn, the study is still holding on to many, many mangled machines and his Maj has discovered the joy of ambush.
The interweb thingy is exceedingly slow this Tuesday, I blame the Government...

Son of a B.....aronet (and reptilian alien in disguise) George (I can count my good policies on the fingers on my head) Osborne has taken a leaf out of U-Turn Cam’s very large book by doing a 180 to spare banks the full impact of reforms.
In a Commons statement, the knobhead said legislation will require UK banks to "ring-fence" their high-street banking operations and increase their capital buffers. But our beloved “chancellor” also said the stricter capital regime would fall short of what Sir John Vickers' Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) proposed in its report.
Tosspot Osborne said primary and secondary legislation to implement the retail ring-fence will be completed by the end of the Parliament in May 2015. But the actual date for the implementation of the structural overhaul was left vague.

A bit like the rest of the Piss Poor Policies Millionaires Club Coalitions record to date...

And apparently: 

Religious groups are boycotting Tesco after a senior executive at the supermarket giant described Christians as “evil” for opposing gay marriage.
Nick Lansley, Tesco’s head of research and development, said he was actively taking a stand “against evil Christians” who opposed the right of same-sex couples to marry.
In a message on his profile page on, he said: “I’m…campaigning against evil Christians (that’s not all Christians, just bad ones) who think that gay people should not lead happy lives and get married to their same-sex partners.”
The remarks, which have now been removed from the photo sharing website, caused outrage among Christian groups, who said they would refuse to shop in the chain’s stores in protest.

That’ll cheer up the atheists, shorter queues and more stuff to go round.

An animal-rights group's campaign to rid the shelves of Harvey Nichols of reindeer pate has backfired -- the store has now sold out of the canned delicacy.
Viva -- Vegetarians International Voice for Animals -- drew attention to the Edible brand reindeer pate being sold at the grocer with a campaign calling for Britons to "politely complain" to Harvey Nichols to get the reindeer pate off the shelves.
The pate, which is branded as a "farm-raised relative of Rudolph" and an indulgent winter treat, is made from Swedish Arctic reindeer meat, cognac and spices, according to the listing for the product on Edible's website.

Bugger, I have already bought my train ticket to London and a new tin opener....

Norwich has become home to what is believed to be Britain's shortest set of double yellow lines.
The lines - measuring just 17in (43cm) - are between a new permit parking area in the waiting zone in Stafford Street.
Norwich city councillor Bert Bremner admitted the lines may have been unnecessary, but said a developer paid for the road marking, so no cost was incurred by the council.
'They were put down to make things clearer for permit holders, but in hindsight perhaps they weren't needed.
'Local people said it was not obvious where the dividing line was so a decision was made to put in a small section of double yellow lines. I wish they weren't there
'As a councillor you are expected to do many things for residents but getting into the Guinness Book of Records for the shortest set of double yellow lines isn't one I anticipated.'

Be careful what you wish for Norfolk Numpty...

Chefs have created a calorific treat to rival the deep-fried Mars Bar – deep-fried butter balls.
The snack, already popular in the United States, has been given a Scottish twist as it is cooked in Irn-Bru batter.
Edinburgh bar The Fiddler’s Elbow is serving the pudding for what is thought to be the first time in Scotland.
The sticky dessert, called Braveheart Butter Bombs, is served with an Irn-Bru ice-cream and coulis.
While critics have dubbed deep-fried butter a “coronary on a plate”, the chefs said it should be safe in moderation.

So is Russian roulette...

And finally (after two hours):

A large model of an American jetfighter has mysteriously disappeared from a small Dutch museum and its owners are hoping pranksters rather than scrap metal thieves are responsible for what they call the “Jetnapping.”
Edwin van Brakel, chairman of the Museum Vliegbasis Deelen, says the non-working model of a Lockheed Starfighter was discovered missing Sunday morning.
He said Monday it is a mystery how thieves managed to move the scale model, which is about 10 meters (33 feet) long and weighs about 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds).
He says “it would not fit in the back of a Fiat 500.”

Or a transit.....Maybe Airfix could supply a replacement...

And today’s thought.


Sunday, 18 January 2009


This is a late addition.

Before I start, there is a sad anouncement-Tony Hart has died this morning at the age of 83, I am sure you will remember him for Hartbeat, Take Hart and of course Morph, the world has lost a great talent, and I have lost yet another piece of my childhood.

Gord is at it again, he wants to set up an insurance deal so that the Government (us) underwrites the bad investments the banks have made - Insurance aid plan for UK banks. And I quote “Under the proposals, banks would examine both corporate and private customers looking for potential defaulters” and. “Our biggest banks would identify their bad loans and foolish investments, then pay a fee to a new state-backed insurer to protect themselves from the losses over a certain level."

So, it seems that banks are no longer liable for their own cock-ups, no longer responsible for the loans they made knowing that the people and companies they lent money to probably wouldn’t be able to repay, but wanted the income from interest.

It seems that WE are; WE should pour more of our money into the institutions that put us in the crap we are in.

It seems that business is no longer to be held responsible for the mistakes it makes, but mortgage holders who cannot afford to keep up their payments are still liable for the full amount although they took out their loans on the basis of hyper-inflated house prices because of the greed of those businesses (banks).

It also seems that Gord and Ali have lost the plot, they are so tunnel-visioned that they can’t see what they are doing, they are making the banks victims of the recession not the perpetrators, and as such should be propped up with billions of taxpayers money.

It seems that the Government doesn’t give stuff about the “man in the street” the pensioners, the unemployed and the sick, it seems that money is the God of Gord and Ali.

It seems that when the next election comes around Gord and Ali won’t have to worry about it because someone else will take on the yoke.

It seems that Gord and Ali’s legacy will be “We Firked up the country and then Firked off leaving the mess to someone else”.

Wouldn’t it be natural justice if Labour wins the election and they actually have to face up to their inane policies?

"Prudent people are very happy; 'tis an exceeding fine thing, that's certain, but I was born without it, and shall retain to my day of Death the Humour of saying what I think."- Mary Wortley Montagu (The Complete Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu)