A highly critical report into the moral standards of bankers has been suppressed by St Paul's Cathedral amid fears that it would inflame tensions over the Occupy London tent protest. The report, based on a survey of 500 City workers who were asked whether they thought they were worth their lucrative salaries and bonuses, was due to be published last Thursday, the day that the Canon Chancellor of St Paul's, Giles Fraser, resigned in protest at the church's tough stance. But publication of the report, by the St Paul's Institute, has been delayed in an apparent acknowledgement that it would leave the impression that the cathedral was on the side of the protesters.


COVER UP AT ST. PAUL’S — 7 Comments

  1. (The report), “wouldn’t get the proper debate it deserves in light of the present circumstances.”

    Ain’t that a laugh!

    And what IS the proper debate, you ask?

    ….NOOOOOO debate!

    ….Report falling into OOOOOblivion!

  2. goodfornowt, is the problem the Hitler’s bankers sign? Are all the upper-echelon bankers in England Jewish? That is not the case in the US.

    Personally, I would not choose a Hitler sign for several reasons, not the least because references to Hitler have lost a good bit of resonance due to overuse as Godwin’s law demonstrates in a humorous way. The law applies not only to internet discussions. I do not see the sign in the photo as anti-semitic, but that’s me.

  3. Thanks for the link gfn.

    I was interested to know more about ‘The Commentator’ so had a quick look:

    “The website was conceived by the journalist and author Robin Shepherd in 2010. Since then Raheem Kassam has worked with Robin to develop, maintain and edit for the site. Recently, we announced Harry Cole as our UK Political Editor and we hope to have a raft of Contributing Editors signing up over the next few months …”

    ‘The Commentator’ is sponsored by the Henry Jackson Society

    “as well as Sir Richard Dearlove — former head of the British Secret Intelligence Service, and presently Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge – and the American economist Irwin Stelzer. Its patrons include Richard Perle, William Kristol, James Woolsey (former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency), and Tsakhiagiyn Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia.”

    Hmmmmmm …

    And isn’t Harry Cole also known as Tory Bear?

    Can’t think why it would suit these people to label the Occupy movement “anti-semitic”!
    *deep sarcasm*

  4. My guess is that, in England, a higher proportion of the Jewish population is involved at a high level of the banking and allied financial industries than than with any other religion. But that is an accident of history and probably, back in the past, a result of their persecution. But even if 90% of bankers were of one race or religion it would be counterproductive to single them out in a campaign for exactly the same reasons that it is counterproductive to split the oppressed into different interest groups. All such segregation does is weaken the campaign.