Ian Fraser

Ian Fraser


Journalist and author of Shredded: Inside RBS the Bank . . . . . . 'Read it and weep' @martinwolf_ 'Zola-esque' @Bill_Jamieson 'A masterpiece' @UniMainz_Angl_P

33298 followers  •  890 follow  •  Europe/London  •   http://ianfraser.org

@docrussjackson  It's a quite extraordinary dynasty. Sir Anthony Fisher, founder of the IEA and 150 other extreme free-market "thinktanks " around the world, was father of Linda Whetstone, chair of and director of the IEA, who is the mother of Rachel Whetstone.

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@Coldwar_Steve  A classic. The look on Boris Johnson's face as he tosses in bundles of £50 notes in Jennifer Arcuri's direction. #TorySleaze 

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In Nikolai Gogol’s 'Dead Souls', Chichikov harvests the souls of dead serfs for financial gain. RBS staff did something similar when they illicitly signed up deceased customers to ‘Premier’ accounts that charge monthly fees — My review of Sabotage#ICYMI 

"While so many other people are hamstrung by deference and social embarrassment, the upper classes calmly parade through the streets and boardrooms to claim the spoils. They don’t learn shamelessness at Eton, but that's where they perfect it" @Okwonga 

Dorset cliffs collapse: 4,000 tonnes came away in massive chunks, some the size of cars, and fell towards the beach below. About 300 metres of cliff was affected.

Greensill dealt with “prospective receivables finance”, which meant lending against imaginary invoices that its client companies might conceivably issue at some stage in the future.🤔via @AdamLeaver1 

@NautilusShell  @AdamLeaver1No , short-selling is different . Prospective receivables finance is "speculative, long-term, unsecured lending " (see Matt Levine of ) @bopinion .

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Given the pivotal role of London-based bankers and advisors in the cum-ex, or "dividend washing ", fraud which cost European exchequers €60 billion, why is @TheFCA  not being more proactive? Photo: Jason Hawkes

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Anger and hopelessness have led some migrants to resort to extreme acts. “Horrible things. People swallowing batteries and almost killing themselves in the ugliest ways possible. It’s so desperate,” says Nassim Garrad, a 22-year-old Tunisian.

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I could watch this for hours

Watch this video. @GeorgeMonbiot  explains how Britain sits at the centre of a global network of corruption and how the Tories are unequivocally corrupt.

Eight Twitter accounts, over 6 days, with an average follower count of 28. Why did they all tweet exactly the same thing?

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“£2.6 million for a couple of microphones! I mean no wonder Test and Trace cost £37 billion.“ Ian Hislop on the absurdity of spending £2.6m on a briefing room while giving NHS workers a one per cent pay rise. #bbcqt 

It must be incredible being @BorisJohnson , having an adoring army of supporters tweeting identical billets doux, over and over, complete with the same identical misspellings, every time he tweets anything.

Why did Boris Johnson's government channel £252m into the Mauritius-based "family office" of ex Kleinwort Benson banker Tim Horlick, ostensibly to buy "facemasks", when the outfit focuses on "currency trading, offshore property, private equity and trade financing"??

Nigel Farage is an outrageous liar. On #bbcqt  tonight, when pointed out he'd advocated the Norway model in the build up to , he played #EUrefdumb , saying "I never mentioned Norway". But he did, over and over again

it must give Boris Johnson a warm glow to know he has so many admiring bots on Twitter.... all of which misspell "you're" twice.

They're back—this time with bonnets and separate bells

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