Read this, then forward it to Gordon Brown.
I believe James Bruges (my own personal hero) has been looking at your spreadsheet! Here is a man with moral integrity that also understands zeros. If only he were a politician. Surely if Jefferson, Madison and Wilson were able to grasp the nettle and govern their country (and their financiers) there might be a glimmer of hope that our political leaders might follow suit?
A little suggestion from Jefferson:
The issuing power should be taken from the banks.
I wholeheartedly agree that the privilege of managing our money should be withdrawn from the bankers. Anyone else of the same mind? Mmmmm, thought so.
Now here's another thought. I'm trying to visualise a political leader with a enough moral integrity and courage of their conviction to motivate them to oust the bankers. Sorry...struggling.
What will it take for Gordon Brown to do the honourable thing? Perhaps you could mention in your email, that in taking the bankers by the balls he might win the hearts and minds of his people. A big chunk of credibility is up for grabs. I can even throw in a soundbite....but I won't.