Wednesday, October 08, 2008

A Whimsical Thought On The Banking Bailout

Now that the details of the banking bailout are becoming clear, does anyone else think that the Chancellor should ask the banks for six forms of ID before they receive assistance?

10 comments:

John Pickworth said...

I don't suppose it would make much difference....

Once they've got the money the banks will probably bugger off to Dublin anyway.

Obnoxio The Clown said...

No, they shouldn't, because then Labour will just turn around and say "see how much easier this would be with ID cards?"

windy blow said...

What worries me is the seven working days clearance bit: the government writes a a big fat cheque and it takes ages to clear...

Anonymous said...

My new girlfriend & her three children are being repossessed by HBOS in December due to the fact that her ex-husband and general weasel's cunt of a man hasn't paid her a bean towards their upkeep in 12 months (£21,000).

Because of this she is £12,500 in arrears and so fully expects repossession under the terms of the mortgage. Rightly (but inequitably) so.

Perhaps she should employ the Icelandic Government's defence of;

'FUCK OFF WE AIN'T PAYIN YOU COCK-SUCKERS'..... or

the HBOS defence of 'BUNG ME SEVERAL HUNDRED BILLION OR I'LL SHIT ON YOUR CARPET...'

Strangely, I suspect the rule of law will apply for £12,000 unpaid by a mother of three in full employment & working all hours to try & support her children in spite of a clear breach of a court order by a prick with money to burn, but not for the billions extorted by banks & governments across the world 'for the greater good....'

Funny ain't it - life.

Anonymous said...

if you owe the bank a thousand quid....you've got a problem.

if you owe the bank 10million quid....they've got a problem

Anonymous said...

I completely agree with Gordon and Alistair, this is too big a problem to be left to the private sector and it makes sense to make the decision on behalf of all of taxpayers to support the banks at this time. I'm looking forward to being a shareholder with an investment in the banking sector and i can't wait until I get my share certificates through. I appreciate the the dividends won't be that big in the short term, but it is always nice to have capital tucked away for a rainy day. personally I think I'll keep my shares for a couple of years and maybe sell them when the markets stabilise and the price goes up.
It was so clever of Gordon and Alistair to buy these shares for all of us at the bottom of the market when the price was so low.
i don't see how in the medium to long term i can lose.
Just as soon as my share certificates come through the post, I'll be sending Gordon a letter confirming my never-ending support for him personally and of course his wonderful party. I just knew he'd come good in the end.

Anonymous said...

Can I charge the cunts a 40 quid defaulf fee and then bang them for another 38 unauthorised overdraft charge?

durotriges said...

Anonymous 9:26
Beautifully written. Why be anonymous

curly15 said...

I wonder when politicians are going to start fessing up to their own part in this mess.

Joe said...

I've just sent a petition off to the downing st website asking that the taxpayers of GB & NI be issued with share certificates now that we own all the banks :D

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/shareissue

dont know how long it takes to become live and i'm expecting the brown shirts now