31 January 2012

That'll Teach Him

The British are finally cracking down on the Banksters.

What are they doing? They are rescinding knighthoods:
The former chief executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Fred Goodwin, has been stripped of his knighthood by the Queen for his role in the creation of the biggest recession since the second world war.

With unceremonial haste, a committee of five senior civil servants took away the knighthood given to Goodwin by the last Labour government in 2004 for services to banking.

The chancellor, George Osborne, welcoming the move, said: "RBS came to symbolise everything that went wrong in the British economy over the past decade."

The move provoked a cacophony of calls for honours to be stripped from other miscreant bankers, politicians and regulators. The campaign to humble Goodwin was reignited by the Daily Mail a fortnight ago and then hastily backed in a highly political move by David Cameron as he sought to show he will side with the public against crony capitalists and bonus-seeking bankers.
You know, I thought that Geithner's charades about supporting ordinary homeowners were lame, but the Brits have taken lame to a while new level.


Older Brother said...

Do they still drag them through Taitors Gate on the way to do this?

Matthew G. Saroff said...

Nah, I think that they do it by press release now.

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