Monday, August 02, 2010

Insult to victims of Nazi holocaust as Scots Banker Grossart claims former RBS Chief Sir Fred Goodwin endured 'shades of Kristallnacht'

sir angus grossartScots Banker Sir Angus Grossart claimed his friend Sir Fred Goodwin has suffered over public attacks & broken windows. SCOTS LAWYER TURNED BANKER SIR ANGUS GROSSART has claimed former RBS Chief Executive Sir Fred Goodwin, the man dubbed as the “World’s Worst Banker” after his takeover of the Dutch banking giant ABN Amro, lead to the near collapse of RBS and subsequent multi billion pound bailout by UK taxpayers, has been treated as bad as the victims of Nazi Germany’s holocaust. where millions of Jews were rounded up and sent to Concentration Camps.

Fred GoodwinAn insult to victims of Nazi Germany : Sir Fred Goodwin’s suffering compared by Scots Banker to victims of holocaust. Sir Angus Grossart, speaking in an interview in the Scotsman group’s Scotland on Sunday newspaper, and widely quoted in today’s Telegraph newspaper claimed the attacks on his friend Sir Fred Goodwin, who Grossart maintains has been made a “scapegoat” for the banking crisis, believing Sir Fred has apparently suffered effects from the public attacks on his character and actions as former Chief of the Royal Bank of Scotland, as bad as the suffering of Jewish victims of the terrors of Nazi Germany.

Grossart shockingly compared the broken windows of Goodwin’s Edinburgh mansion to “Kristallnacht”, (the Night of Broken Glass), an anti-Jewish pogrom in Hitler’s Nazi Germany which took place in November 1938 where up to 30,000 Jews were arrested and placed in concentration camps while 91 victims were murdered, 267 synagogues were destroyed and thousands of Jewish homes and businesses ransacked.

An insult to victims of Nazi Germany’s Kristallnacht : World’s Worst Banker’s broken windows brought little sympathy after banking collapse (Click on image to watch video)

Sir Angus, who is in regular contact with Sir Fred, said: “I think he’s very sad at the way he was victimised. Shades of Kristallnacht. Clearly he made a mistake as did most people in the financial world, most people in government, most people in regulatory organisations. “There is no doubt he was going to be criticised, but I think there is a deliberate attempt to polarise the criticism, to some extent, as a distraction, a scapegoat kind of thing.”

Sir Angus added: “A lot of people, including those in government, were also involved in mistakes and they did not have bricks thrown through their windows.”

I have news for you, Sir Angus – a lot of people in regulatory organisations make a lot less mistakes than we are led to believe.

There are quite a few characters in those regulatory organisations who, rather than make mistakes, deliberately let those they regulate off the hook, even when some of them have caused deaths. In fact, some of those people in regulatory organisations have covered up deaths and benefitted financially from them, an issue I reported on earlier with regard to the Scottish legal profession, here : Suicides, illness, broken families and ruined clients reveal true cost of Law Society's Master Policy which 'allows solicitors to sleep at night'

This latest attempt to rehabilitate Sir Fred, who amazingly still retains his kighthood for services to banking yet those services led to the biggest banking collapse in the UK’s history, affecting millions of people across the globe in a financial crisis which has seen many lose their jobs, homes, livelihoods, is a mark of the determination of some around Goodwin to bring him back into public life.

Douglas Mill 4Former Law Society of Scotland Chief Executive Douglas Mill defended Sir Fred Goodwin after RBS banking collapse. Others around Sir Fred such as Douglas Mill, the ex Law Society Chief Executive who was himself brought down after the now infamous "Granny’s Grave” Holyrood confrontation with the Scottish Government’s Finance Chief John Swinney over corruption at the Law Society of Scotland, have publicly defended Goodwin, preferring to blame the lack of regulation of banks for the failures which led to the public vilification and attacks on Goodwin’s character which Sir Angus Grossart referred to.

“It wasnae him” : Former Law Society of Scotland Chief Douglas Mill defended Sir Fred Goodwin, blamed lack of regulation rather than ‘World’s Worst Banker’ (Click on image to watch video)

There seems to be no depths some people will go to rehabilitate or defend those who have brought our banks, and the country to its knees.

Comparing the broken windows of Sir Fred Goodwin’s mansion to the suffering of German Jews in the holocaust is an insult unrivalled so far in anything I have seen written about Sir Fred Goodwin and the banking crisis.

We should all beware those who would use such unrivalled evil from world history to rehabilitate those whose actions have caused so much calamity in our modern times, actions which spring from greed, and deserve no sympathy.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

so Goodwin is a victim of genocide too is he ?

BS from a Scottish lawyer turned banker.He should take a trip with Goodwin to see Auschwitz to get his facts straight and put their own meagre little lives into perspective.

Anonymous said...

Anyone fool enough to have their money with either should withdraw it now

Anonymous said...

Proof enough these bankers have opinions of themselves & their cohorts much higher than their actual worth to society.

Anonymous said...

"There are quite a few characters in those regulatory organisations who, rather than make mistakes, deliberately let those they regulate off the hook, even when some of them have caused deaths. In fact, some of those people in regulatory organisations have covered up deaths and benefitted financially from them"

YES LIKE THE LAW SOCIETY KILLERS

Anonymous said...

Nothing more than the old pals act coming into play here
Goodwin will be calling in all the favours to get him back into circulation uuugh

Anonymous said...

Mr Grossart's remarks are morally offensive.

How can a few broken windows in an Edinburgh mansion and the 17 Police Officers sent to solve the case compare to mass murder ?

Anonymous said...

I blew the whistle on several financial crimes done by one well known financial firm, nothing ever happened. The fraud was hundreds of millions of pounds. Oh' and lets not forget the problems I caused during 2004, when I asked the Bank of England if there was a limit on the liquidity it could pump into the market to balance it. I'm pretty sure by their response to my employer, they were aware of an impending financial collapse. In less than 3 years the privelege and glory those corrupt men enjoy will be gone. They really have no idea what is coming against them

Anonymous said...

If this is Grossart's idea of rehabilitating Greed Goodwin I think its failed spectacularly !

Peter Cherbi said...

As requested, the first comment posted to this article has been amended to read as follows "Regulators and MPs did not make mistakes, both knew exactly what was going on and Westminster was quite happy to let it continue as long as the tax revenue rolled in.

The FSA boss Hector Sants is a former merchany city banker, talk about putting the fox to guard the hen house. He began his tenure by removing over 1000 FSA staff whose job was to investigate dubious city activity.

As for broken windows, a few ****** ***** might be more appropriate when one considers the misery Sir Fred Goodwin and his cronies others will continue to suffer as a result of their greed."

Anonymous said...

Scots Banker Sir Angus Grossart claimed his friend Sir Fred Goodwin has suffered over public attacks & broken windows. SCOTS LAWYER TURNED BANKER SIR ANGUS GROSSART has claimed former RBS Chief Executive Sir Fred Goodwin, the man dubbed as the “World’s Worst Banker” after his takeover of the Dutch banking giant ABN Amro, lead to the near collapse of RBS and subsequent multi billion pound bailout by UK taxpayers, has been treated as bad as the victims of Nazi Germany’s holocaust. where millions of Jews were rounded up and sent to Concentration Camps.


A madman simple as that. What a crazy comparison to make.

Anonymous said...

Gossart is a blind fool to come out with a statement like this. If there are Nazi's in Scotland Gossart look to the self regulators.

Remember Nazi lawyers drew up the Nuremberg laws. Nazi doctors experimented on twins. Nazi industrialists produced the Xyklon B. The police in Scotland would arrest window breakers not encourage them. You are a nutter.

Anonymous said...

Hitler should have gassed the self regulators, they are just like the SS.

Anonymous said...

An insult to victims of Nazi Germany : Sir Fred Goodwin’s suffering compared by Scots Banker to victims of holocaust.

The Scots banker has lost the plot. A fucking nutter, but again we see where the loyalties lie.

Anonymous said...

Lawyer turned banker - same as Goodwin who sat in front of the Treasury Committee and answered when asked if he had any banking qualifications that he held an LLB!

WTF!

Anonymous said...

We should all beware those who would use such unrivalled evil from world history to rehabilitate those whose actions have caused so much calamity in our modern times, actions which spring from greed, and deserve no sympathy.

WELL SAID PETER

Anonymous said...

Bring back the birch.

Anonymous said...

If Grossart loves Goodwin so much why doesn't he take him on himself?

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of nutters these Scottish banker lawyers are.Best to be avoided as you say Peter.

Anonymous said...

So Gossart is so loyal to another (Failure of a banker) that he will ruin his reputation by coming out with repugnant crass statements like this. Goodwin ruined the bank and was rewarded, I am a surveyor and I would be out the door if I lost money on a contract. That would be a pittance compared to Goodwin's financial management skills.

Why is it that so many people in powerful jobs are fools? If Goodwin received performance related pay he would be penniless.

Anonymous said...

Next Grossart will be accusing window smashers of burning books. Get a life Gossart, why do you come out with poison like this? I think a banker getting windows smashed is incomparable with six million people being gassed.

Anonymous said...

His loyalty has overcome his judgement.

Anonymous said...

Lawyers closing ranks as usual!
Maybe Grossart will send Goodwin off to claim some more oil contracts!

Anonymous said...

Now the RBS has been fined for Money Laundering control failures - all while Sir Fred 'the shred' was in post.

We are all quite properly judged by the company we keep - and that applies equally to Sir Angus and the Law Society of Scotland.

http://www.fsa.gov.uk/Pages/Library/Communication/PR/2002/123.shtml

Anonymous said...

Goodwin Grossart & Mill.What do they all have in common ?

They are all lawyers !
Lawyers love themselves !

jimmy said...

I agree with all these comments and thats strictly only in a 'best case scenario regarding the 'bad judgement' side of things.

jimmy said...

I agree with all these comments and thats strictly only in a 'best case scenario regarding the 'bad judgement' side of things.

Anonymous said...

Shades of kristallnachts indeed but Grossart attempts to mislead you as to their location in this particular instance!