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The Party's Over

Most political debate today centres on accusation and counter-accusation about who was in the bankers' pockets most: The Tories say that Labour was The Bankers' Party while in office and Labour say the Tories are The Bankers' Party while in office now.

But here's news of a real-life bankers' party.

Yes, the British Bankers' Association has decided that a lavish summer party (where members could be spotted quaffing champers) is not such a good idea after all. The reception, due to be held in the College Garden of Westminster Abbey, is off.

This email speaks for itself:

 

Sent: 02 July 2012 10:38
Subject:
CANCELLED - BBA Reception on 4 July

 

 

Message sent on behalf of Angela Knight, Chief Executive, BBA

 

Dear Attendee,

We believe that in the current circumstances it would be wrong to proceed with the reception on Wednesday evening. We regret the short notice but our industry needs to think long and hard about its collective behaviour and I am sure you understand this is not the time for such an event to take place.

Regards,

Angela

 

Angela Knight CBE

Chief Executive

 

British Bankers' Association (BBA)

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