The Race is on: a New Digital Financial Identity for Every Global Citizen Bernice Bartelds The second in a series of articles investigating the Global Citizen movement. Who will win this race? The corporate world, the banking world or the world's governments? And why is the Pope involved? The Global Citizen Movement — Utopia or Nightmare? Bernice Bartelds The first in a series of articles exploring the many facets of the Global Citizen movement: its aims, the people behind it, the technology to make it happen and the impact it will have on us all. Glass Steagall Back In The US Senate Mike Robinson Yesterday, Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), John McCain (R-AZ) and Angus King (I-ME) sponsored the reintroduction of their bill to bring back the Glass Steagall Act, which would require the banks to split their commercial and ... UK Bank Deposit Protection Reduced - Preparation For Bail In? UK Column Reporters The Prudential Regulation Authority, the Financial Services Authority successor with responsibility for regulation of banks, has announced a reduction in the levels of savings protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Capitalisation, Securitisation And Fraud By Mortgage Lenders John Hurst The Northern Irish Courts are at the forefront of the campaign to prove that the present system of mortgages is based on fraud and is utterly biased in favour of the lenders. It is so biased that the lenders make greater profits if borrowers are ... Amid Media Blackout, Canada Lawsuit Challenges Banker Rule Mike Robinson A landmark Canadian federal appellate-court ruling could conceivably lead to the cancellation of Canada’s debt-based money system, and its repercussions are expected to be felt by central banks around the world. More Accountable To The British People Mike Robinson Yesterday the Bank of England announced its plans for future transparency and accountablity over the setting of interest rates. Switch The Lights Off Mike Robinson Yesterday the national grid released a document called "National Grid – Our Role In The Electricity Industry". In it they argued that in the near future they would be unable to properly fulfil their role to balance the supply of electricity across ... More Evidence Of A Global Bail-In Policy UK Column Reporters The policy of "bail in", where failing banks steal the savings of its depositors as happend in Cyprus, is beginning to be formalised, starting with Japan. A New Financial Scandal - Bigger Than LIBOR? Mike Robinson Last Monday, our Malcolm Massey, Neil Foster and Mark Anderson took a post-Bilderberg walk around the Grove Hotel to see what they could see. What they found was a meeting room with a Thomson Reuters display panel. Financial Elites Fight Amongst Themselves About The Quickest Way to Hell Mike Robinson Last week the Bank for International Settlements and the IMF both warned about the insanity of continuing the practice of Quantitative Easing. A £900,000 Barclays Fraud UK Column Reporters On November 6, 2012 UK Column live Interviewed Watcyn Richards, a welsh farmer who had been defrauded of nearly £200,000 by Barclays bank by way of fraudulently copying his wife's signature. Following this interview, Guy Taylor, a landlord in ... Bankers, Bradburys, Carnage And Slaughter On The Western Front Justin Walker A little known historical fact that will collapse even further the reputation of the City of London. Inflation Falls To 4.2% - Where's The Hyperinflation, Then? Mike Robinson The main cause of hyperinflation is a massive and rapid increase in the amount of money which is not supported by growth in the output of goods and services. The UK Column has been warning for a number of years now that we are staring hyperinflation ... Markets Calm After Friday's Downgrades - Focus Continues On Greece UK Column Reporters The markets seem to have mostly shrugged off France's loss of its triple-A rating. Tesco: The wages of Sin John Morton We are often told not to kick a man when he is down ... Inter-Alpha Group Banks - Hoarding ECB Hyperinflationary Bailout UK Column Reporters On the 22nd December last year, the European Central Bank began lending some new money. 523 European banks borrowed €489 billion in one day. You Think Britain Has A Pensions Problem? UK Column Reporters While we wrangle with our respective public or private employers about what pensions we might receive in the future, French pensioners are already having payments withheld. The Financial Crash - Europe Continues Descent Into Hell Mike Robinson We could be forgiven for thinking that the Euro crisis has gone away, with so little coverage in the media. Sadly, it's just the calm before the storm. Welcome To Weimar Mike Robinson The statements from within the global financial "leadership", and reflected in the mainstream press release mashup squad, have been staggering. There is "already a raging panic around the solvency of the European banking system", wrote the ... How Close Is JP Morgan To Collapse? Mike Robinson In January 2007, Bear Stearns was worth $20 billion. By Friday, 14th March, 2008, it was worth $3.5 billion. Three days later, on Monday, 17th March, it was bought by JP Morgan for $236 million. The Cattle Are Being Stolen, You Bloody Cowards! Mike Robinson In 2008, then South African president Thabo Mbeki’s mother, wrote an open letter to the South African people, severely criticising the nation's political leadership. Published in the Johannesburg Sunday Times, she concluded: "South Africa wake up ... Boccacio's Ghost Haunts The Corridors Of Power John Morton Past Is Not Prologue Readers of my articles in the UK Column over recent years may have puzzled at the long silence. Without boring you with the details, let it be said that a tactical retreat is not to be confused with capitulation, but part ... Is There No End To The Financial Insanity? Mike Robinson The last forty years have seen record levels of insanity in the financial sector. Drunk on the possibility of "making money", individuals with no thought to the impact on the lives of the real human beings on this planet, have demonstrated a ... Behind The Sovereign Debt Crisis Mike Robinson The yields on Irish government debt (specifically 10 year bonds) rose to over 9% on Thursday last week on the rumours that Ireland was needing to go cap in hand to the EU for a further bailout. The Irish government denied this in a fairly ... Rise Of The Kleptocrats Mike Robinson The Federal Reserve Bank's announcement of QE2, the second round of American Quantitative Easing, on the 3rd of November, caused a tidal wave of funny money to hit the markets as "investors" decided to place their bets on stocks and commodities ... Glass Steagall Today, Before It's Too Late Mike Robinson Britain's banks are bankrupt. We have said it many times. They are trading while insolvent, and in this country at least, that is illegal. Supranational Banking Scam To Disarm Britain Brian Gerrish As our troops fight and die oversees, the Tory government is playing out instructions from the supranational banks to force Britain to integrate its military capability with Europee More Lies Mike Robinson The banks are back in profit, and the bankers can afford a 25% increase in bonuses. So, all's well that ends well, isn't it? Well, isn't it? Surviving The Perfect Storm Mike Robinson Britain is bankrupt. There's no getting around that fact. We have a national debt of over £900 billion and rising. We have a massive black hole in the public pension pot of £1.2 trillion. We have personal debt of £1.5 trillion. That is a total ... Darling Asset Stripping Britain Mike Robinson As is usual with a Budget, the media concentrates on the nonsense. Stamp duty, drink, cigarettes and petrol are the things the BBC and the rest report on, ignoring the elephant in the room. Recedentia: Legatum Sounds The Retreat John Morton Smarting from a summer of virulently anti-capitalist, anti-globalist, anti-well-just-about-everything sentiment, the Gods of the free market pantheon gathered at a recent half day seminar on the causes of the financial crisis to discuss and debate ... The End Of The United States Mike Robinson As I write this, in a real sucker punch, the FTSE is up 10% so far today. Hooray, the world is saved! Or not. Rebuilding A Nation Mike Robinson Britain is in a state of collapse. That must seem like a redundant statement, since just about everyone recognises it. Things are getting bad enough that even our immigration "problem" seems to be solving itself. Bank Of England, Sterling & Government Treason Mike Robinson Many people believe that the Bank of England is a privately owned corporation. Many people believe that it's owned by the Rothchilds. Neither of these beliefs is true. A Tale Of Two Ideologies John Morton When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions - William Shakespeare, Hamlet Hustle! Mike Robinson The IMF is out of cash. That is, according to the governor of Mexico's Central Bank, Guillermo Ortiz, at this years otherwise absolutely insane Davos economic forum, who said, "The IMF does not have enough money for what is coming."