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Bank of England Governor's Last Cunning Plan to Transfer RBS Bad Debts onto Tax Payers

Politics / Banksters Mar 12, 2013 - 01:51 AM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Politics

In a Black Adder Baldrick-esk moment the soon to be pensioned off Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King announced his last cunning plan to help his bankster brethren by suggesting that all of the bad debts at the bankrupt tax payer bailed out RBS should be transferred to a tax payer owned bad bank (i.e. added to UK national debt) so that RBS can then be floated onto the stock market and that the politicians can thus announce that they made a profit for the tax payers.


"The Government’s arms-length handling of the state-backed lender was a nonsense, and that it should use its 82pc stake to seize control and split RBS into a good bank and a bad bank."

“We’ve not been sufficiently decisive in recapitalising or restructuring it,” he said.

“We shouldn’t worry about the consequential impact on the scale of public debt... Financial markets would see through this,” he said. “We should simply accept the reality today, and the reality is that [the shares] are probably worth less than we thought.”

“I think that the whole idea of a bank that is 82pc-owned by the taxpayer but run at arms-length from the Government is a nonsense. It can not make any sense. ”

“I do not believe its beyond the wit of man to devise a plan to restructure RBS [and] divide it into a healthy well-capitalised bank capable of lending to the UK economy... It does mean accepting there are activities that are likely to generate continued losses... In that sense it would a be a good bank bad bank split.”

I.e. make £10 billion profit on the shares due to the fact that they have transferred about £100 billion of bad debts onto the tax payers (increase in national debt), so a net loss of £90 billion on what would amount to smoke and mirrors fraud.

This is but the latest in along line of frauds perpetuated on tax payers that results in inflation, for when hundreds of billions is conjured out of thin air and handed over to the bankster's then that will cause inflation.

The bottom line is that RBS went bankrupt in 2007 as soon as it's incompetent management bought ABN Ambro for £49 billion, following which it should have been closed down in an orderly manner and its assets restructured and sold by the receiver to the highest bidder. Instead the Bank of England stepped in to save it's bankster brethren to ensure this would not happen at unlimited liability to the tax payers that some 5 years later tax payers are STILL being forced to pay for the consequences of in the form of QE4Ever.

Funding for Lending Fraud on Savers

This was the scheme of 2012 to steal wealth from savers to benefit the banks and debtors as the Bank of England's Funding for Lending Scheme that was announced in July 2012 sought to provide the Banks with cheap money to entice lending to the general public that will total an estimated of £80 billion over the 18 months of the scheme. The effect of which is that Banks are able to rely on Bank of England / UK Treasury funding for loans instead of Savings and thus savings interest rates have crashed as illustrated by the trend for Cash ISA rates at the tax payer bailed out HBos.

Halifax ISA's May 2012 Sept 2012 Nov 2012 Mar 2013 % Cut
Instant Access
3%
2.75%
2.35%
1.75%
-41%
1 Year Fix
2.25%
2.05%
2.05%
-9%
2 Year Fix
4.00%
3.25%
2.25%
2.5%
-37%
3 Year Fix
4.25%
3.75%
2.35%
3.00%
-29%
4 Year Fix
4.35%
3.80%
2.40%
3.05%
-30%
5 Year Fix
4.50%
4.15%
2.60%
3.10%
-31%

 

Has funding for lending helped small businesses?

The answer is NO, the only thing it is helped is bankster's declare bonuses on fictitious profits, as the loans books have continued to shrink as the banks run rings around the government in what amounts to fraud being effectively hard wired in the DNA of british banks.

This is but the latest measure adopted by Government institutions to steal wealth from savers to benefit the banks and debtors. What this means is that when the funding for lending scheme ends in about 9 months time, it will either be extended or replaced by an even more fraudulent scheme. Apart from RBS bad debts being transferred to tax payers, the Bankster of England is already cooking up several other Baldrick-esk cunning plans such as Deputy Governor Paul Tucker's suggestion for Negative interest rates!

Understand this FACT - The Government DOES NOT WANT YOU TO SAVE MONEY, They WILL DO WHATEVER IS NECESSARY TO FORCE YOU TO SPEND SAVINGS.

The UK government as well as all western governments only know one thing which is to print debt and money to buy votes via the benefits culture and public sector that acts to consume the productive capacity of an economy, the consequences for which is inflation that far surpasses the deflation of technological advances. This is FRAUD. It is fraudulent to transfer the bad debts of banks such as RBS on to tax payers, It is fraudulent to print money and debase currencies so as to bribe voters.

The bottom line is that the government and central bank's consistently push propaganda that there is no inflation or that inflation is low, when the truth is that the central banks CREATE Inflation and that the trend for Inflation is EXPONENTIAL.

UK CPI Inflation Index

The above graph clearly illustrates an exponential trend that translates into a continuing erosion of purchasing power as illustrated by the fact that the pound in your pocket today is worth 40% of what it was 25 years ago which means you have to pay 2.5X the amount to buy similar good and services that you could 25 years ago where it is even worse for goods and services such as food and fuel where that pound is worth about 20% of what it was 25 years ago meaning you need X4 as much money to buy the same foods stuffs and energy that you could 25 years ago.

 

The bottom line is that year in year out exponential systematic theft of wealth and purchasing power of earnings that results in turning 90% of the population into slaves reliant on debt and benefits. The Bank of England is an instrument of your slave masters to keep you enslaved through the Inflation stealth theft of wealth and purchasing power and that the real rate of inflation tends to average at least 1.5% above the official CPI rate of inflation

Furthermore you are not exposed to one inflation rate but multiple rates of inflation such as inflation for food and energy tends to be higher than for consumer electronics as we all know that the technological development results in computers getting cheaper and faster each year which results in deflation for computing devices of between 5-10% whist food and energy inflation averages at between 6-10% per year. The importance here being that you only rarely buy a computer whereas you use food and energy EVERY DAY! Therefore the official inflation indices are skewed towards under reporting real inflation as ordinary people tend to actually experience it in day to day life that over time exponentially under reports the true rate of inflation which is why the real rate of inflation that you have been actually exposed to over the past 25 years is probably triple that which is suggested by CPI.

More on debt and inflation in my Inflation Mega-trend series of ebook's the newest of which is the Stocks Stealth Bull Market 2013 and Beyond (FREE DOWNLOAD).

Source and Comments: http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article39438.html

Nadeem Walayat

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk

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Nadeem Walayat has over 25 years experience of trading derivatives, portfolio management and analysing the financial markets, including one of few who both anticipated and Beat the 1987 Crash. Nadeem's forward looking analysis focuses on UK inflation, economy, interest rates and housing market. He is the author of four ebook's in the The Inflation Mega-Trend and Stocks Stealth Bull Market series.that can be downloaded for Free.

The Stocks Stealth Bull Market 2013 and Beyond EbookThe Stocks Stealth Bull Market Update 2011 EbookThe Interest Rate Mega-Trend EbookThe Inflation Mega-trend Ebook

Nadeem is the Editor of The Market Oracle, a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication that presents in-depth analysis from over 600 experienced analysts on a range of views of the probable direction of the financial markets, thus enabling our readers to arrive at an informed opinion on future market direction. http://www.marketoracle.co.uk

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theftbyprinting
14 Mar 13, 10:58
Very good insight

spot on as usual, very good article


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