Banks begin to desert the Good Ship Gordon

In the months
leading up to the takeover of No.10 by Stalinist Gordon Brown, the major
UK banking groups are beginning to find ways
to move their headquarters out of his reach.

Barclays Bank is
the latest, and has announced that it is thinking of moving its Headquarters to
Amsterdam to help smooth its £80bn takeover of
Dutch rival
ABN Amro. 

Analysts have
said that Barclays was looking for ways to move out of the
UK anyway, and the merger talks with ABN Amro were the perfect method to achieve
that aim.

In recent months
HSBC had announced that it is considering moving its Headquarters to Ireland,
where the tax regime is more business friendly, in another move seen as big corporates
escaping the Big Clunking Fist of what is expected to be Britains first
Stalinist prime minister. 

In Scotland, the former
Royal Bank of Scotland chairman Sir George Mathewson has openly backed the SNP,
some say with the backing of the Scottish financial industry, with a view to independence
from the Treasury rules if the SNP win at Holyrood.

The Financial
industry in general, and the Banks in particular are upset that the Treasury
are increasingly viewing them as the bale out boys, with overseas and offshore
accounts already having been targeted as sources for taxation, and their latest
move to seek out accounts which have been inactive for more than 15 years and
steal the money. 

The Banking Industry
in the
UK is preparing itself to ensure that it does not
become the ‘donor’ to fill the Chancellors 1.3 trillion national deficit.



About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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