Barclays have been shafting their customers for years, and now it's time for them to get a good slapping. The Bank of England base rate has been 0.5% for a number of years, yet some cards under the Barclaycard banner charge 35.5%; 7000% higher than the B of E base rate. Barclays have been creaming the small user and the small saver, while paying eye-watering bonuses to their senior staff, in keeping I might add, with all the other banks. Fixing Libor has been going on for a while. It has come to light while the current government is in office, and the previous government is shouting the odds, but it actually started on the last governments watch. The banks and bankers are entirely responsible for the monetary quagmire that Europe finds itself in.
As far as the John Terry issue goes, this is handbags at five paces. Two players on a soccer pitch having a dig at one another. After the match, Ferdinand was neither "upset" nor "shocked" and said so. It seems that the case was only initiated because Ferdinands girlfriend wanted it to be. Unfortunately now in UK, the race card is thrown around like confetti, and encouraged by that scourge of humanity, the lawyer. Feelings are claimed to be hurt and the person concerned is mortally offended, but a few thousand in compensation can heal all the hurt, and the lawyer will cream off his cut. I wonder how long it will be before someone claims to be irrepairably damaged because a piano has more white keys than black ones ?? Right now, there is a furore going on with Tescos, who offered a white doll for sale at a set price and the black version of the same doll was a pound cheaper. Pathetic. These sad cretins create a problem where none exists and they need to get a life.
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