Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 21st January 2009.

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Photo of Dennis Skinner Dennis Skinner Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 11:30 am, 21st January 2009

Those Tory fat cats at the banks, represented by the Conservative party, cannot blame the trade unions this time for the almighty mess that this country is in. In another generation, they would have been described as the enemy within.

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Paul Rutherford
Posted on 22 Jan 2009 6:13 pm (Report this annotation)

Well said! But there were also some Labour supporters in there as well. The Government were raking in Taxes so there are many reasons why the Government won't prosecute the perpetrators. However there is no reason why these people cannot be held responsible by their Shareholders and the Government is one of them. The Crown Prosecution Service says that the acts of these Bankers were carried out without malice. So what! The end product was the same. Money in their pockets, so let's have it back. Strip these people of all their assets and pay it into the Public purse which has been left with all this mess.

Tony Loach
Posted on 22 Jan 2009 9:54 pm (Report this annotation)

Good old Dennis having a go at the Tories again,perhaps he will remind Gordon that Northern Rock,the bank we ,including you, have a share in will be making a £9 million bonus payment just for doing their job, nothing ever changes, snouts in the pig trough again methinks.....