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Edinburgh City Council’s unethical banking. Let’s change it!

I recently wrote to one of my councillors, Nigel Bagshaw, to ask with whom Edinburgh City Council banks, and whether, if this were not an ethical bank, the Council would consider moving its accounts. Here is the disappointing answer I … Continue reading

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For the latest on anti-RBS campaigns…

[UPDATE: This photograph has appeared in this excellent piece by journalist Ian Fraser.] …Please see the Occupy Free Radicals blog!

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BBC must allow the truth a voice: social mobility can only come from greater equality

BBC fails to invite relevant experts to discuss low social mobility I was pleased to hear the UK’s low social mobility discussed on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning, but annoyed that the people involved did not include either … Continue reading

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Letter to Scotsman: Get Scotmid to bank ethically and get RBS out of our schools!

[Update, 28 May 2012:  The Scotsman has failed to publish this letter.  I have sent it to the Herald.] Just sent this letter to the Scotsman.  It will be interesting to see if it is published! Scotmid (the Scottish Midland … Continue reading

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MoneyNonsense: RBS, out of our schools! You are not a fit and proper institution to teach children about money.

[Update on Monday 4 June 2012:  The RBS MoneySense reception in the Scottish Parliament has now taken place, but MSPs representing three political parties – Labour, the SNP and the Scottish Greens – have all expressed misgivings about RBS teaching … Continue reading

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Scotmid to raise issue of ethics with RBS but campaign continues

I have just received this response to my letter to Scotmid pointing out the contradiction between their ethical policies and their choice of bank (RBS): Dear Dr Swanepoel Thank you for your letter of 4 May 2012. As I explained … Continue reading

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Scotmid’s hypocrisy: claiming to be ethical but banking with RBS!

I have just posted the following self-explanatory letter. If you like it please join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/GetScotmidToBankEthically. Also consider signing this petition! Mr John Brodie, Chief Executive Executive Office Scottish Midland Co-op Society Hillwood House 2 Harvest Drive NEWBRIDGE … Continue reading

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RBS poster campaign takes off!

I am delighted to report that since I wrote this blog piece, more RBS ATM posters have appeared, and the story has attracted the interest of a journalist.  The timing couldn’t be better as a Move Your Money campaign has … Continue reading

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