Yes – the 1980s are back! Deutsche Bank have suspended an a***hole – sorry *anker who was caught on camera waving a tenner at demonstrating doctors and nurses.
This “loads-a-money” dick head was said by the Sunday Mirror to have mistaken medics chanting ‘Save Our NHS’ and ‘No More Cuts’ for unemployed demonstrators, sneeringly mouthing at them: ‘Get a job.’ A laughing friend shares his sick joke. Mistaken? So that makes a difference?
According to the Sunday Mirror “the smirk was wiped off the banker’s face after the Sunday Mirror showed the picture to German giant Deutsche Bank in London. Bosses at the firm where investment bankers are on a basic of £350,000 – plus bonuses averaging £54,000 – immediately suspended him”.
Angry Dr Ron Singer, chairman of the Medical Practitioners’ Union, who was on the NHS Day X march last week said: ‘It was shocking to see people acting in this way when we passed the bank. If it wasn’t for the greed of bankers the economy wouldn’t be in such a mess and there’s a good chance the NHS wouldn’t have to be making devastating cuts. We were marching for the rights of ordinary people. To be abused like this was sickening.’
Nurse Sonia Thomas added: ‘When I saw what they were doing – waving money at us – it left me so angry. They clearly have no idea of the problems faced by people in the real world.’ The banker’s antics came in the week it emerged that taxpayer-rescued Royal Bank of Scotland is paying boss Stephen Hester £7.7million for last year, even though it made a loss.
Deutsche Bank chief executive Josef Ackermann, paid £8million in 2009, has been a staunch defender of bank salaries.
His firm fought a long battle with the Inland Revenue to try and avoid its staff having to pay tax on bonuses.
The bank said: ‘These photos appear to show conduct that is unacceptable and unrepresentative of our bank. We have suspended the individual involved and will hold him accountable for his actions.’
So these are the people who the country can’t do without huh? The types who will leave the country if they don’t get big bonuses. Well, goodbye a***hole!