Ooooooh! A gravy train!

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.

8 thoughts on “Ooooooh! A gravy train!”

  1. A cross-party alliance of European parliamentarians has issued a call for the creation of an international civil society campaigning organisation

    A true honest to God grassroots led astroturf organisation.

  2. Not only a gravy train but a gravy train on entirely the wrong track. They are being led by the nose in the direction of Big Finance™ by politicians and civil servants keen to prevent any blame landing on themselves.

    They ought to be pointing their ire at Governments and regulators instead. Keep asking our elected ‘betters’ why did they perform so badly at their duty? If they cannot perform any better what do we need them for?

  3. Let’s see now, Governments deregulated banking because they wanted the banks to pedal the perpetually accelerating growth economic model bike.

    The wheels eventually came off because the bankers weren’t allowed to stop and oil the bearings. Now its the banks’ fault, big business’ fault, our fault, everybody except the politicians fault.

    Sounds about right.

  4. As an aside, what’s French for gravy train?

    After all they look down on a country with 40 religions and only one sauce.

  5. A cross-party alliance of European parliamentarians has issued a call for the creation of an international civil society campaigning organisation

    They obviously haven’t been watching BBC World lately. FFS! The only time bankers and financiers appear there is to be forced to make ritual apologies for their thoughtcrimes before being executed during the Daily Hate.

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