Squeal like a stuck piggy for Timmy here!
Global Geo-Politics Net is carrying an important article by David Cronin highlighting the desperate need for a civil society campaign to counter the might of financial lobbying by banks and hedge funds. Besieged by legions of well-funded financial lobbyists (reinforced by columns of financial journalists acting as mouthpieces for the City of London and other offshore financial centres), politicians are fighting an uneven battle to protect public interest from endless lobbying to water-down regulation and protect tax privileges — and there are virtually no organised campaigns to oppose this relentless pursuit of self-interest. A cross-party alliance of European parliamentarians has issued a call for the creation of an international civil society campaigning organisation to work on systemic financial market problems in the same way that Amnesty International has worked on human rights issues and Greenpeace on environmental issues……The call from European politicians for civil society action should not go unanswered. TJN, for one, is keen to participate.
What a trough to get one\’s snout into!
The ultimate, the Brussels, gravy train.