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2 July 2012
Bankers should concentrate on cleaning up their own cesspit and be kept well away from our NHS as their only interest in it is as a source of money that will end up in offshore tax havens says GMB
GMB, the union for health workers, has called for the rescinding of the appointment – announced last month- of Mr Naguib Kheraj, who is currently Vice Chairman of Barclays Bank Plc, as a Non-Executive Director of the NHS Commissioning Board.
Rehana Azam GMB national officer for the health service said:
"GMB consider that putting the Vice Chair of Barclays Bank on the NHS Commissioning Board is an inappropriate appointment which will damage its reputation and credibility. Bankers are the last people that should be anywhere near the management of our heath service as the Libor fraud shows.
That the government could make such an appointment shows the extent which bankers have infiltrated and mesmerised the upper reaches of the Tory party. It shows the extent to which Tories are out of touch with public anger at the excesses, frauds, fiddles and tax dodging of the multi-millionaire elite who run the banks, private equity and hedge funds who have the morals of alley cats. It was their gambling and excesses that crashed the economy and their banks had to be rescued by billions of taxpayer's funds.
This appointment must be rescinded. Ed Miliband, Labour Party leader, should get a motion to do this onto the floor of the House of Commons to be voted on to see whether Tory and Liberal backbench MPs are as out of touch as their front bench colleagues.
Bankers should concentrate on cleaning up their own cesspit and be kept well away from our NHS as their only interest in it is as a source of money that will end up in offshore tax havens. This happens now with finds from the Great Western Hospital PFI scheme in Swindon."