Shanking Sector

Two top bankers have resigned their lucrative positions. Coutts’ chief executive Peter Flavel, and Dame Alison Rose, CEO of NatWest departed after she admitted a “serious error of judgment". Nigel Farage, the erstwhile UKIP leader, had his Coutts account closed, and some of the details of his finances published. Yet it was revealed that it was Farage’s ‘values’ that were at odds with Coutts’ and Natwest Group’s company values. The government’s City minister, Andrew Griffith, tweeted:

“It is right that the NatWest CEO has resigned. This would never have happened if NatWest had not taken it upon itself to withdraw a bank account due to someone’s lawful political views. That was and is always unacceptable.”

Whatever one thinks of Farage’s views, and/or Coutts itself, one should not have one’s bank account closed because the lender does not share your political opinions. Yet he is not the only victim of the latest round of woke madness. The Rev Richard Fothergill said he politely complained to the Yorkshire Building Society about its promoting trans ideology during Pride month. The Times reported that he received a written response four days later from the Building Society stating that his internet savings account was to be closed after 17 years. The letter stated that YBS had a "zero tolerance approach to discrimination" and that his feedback was "not tolerable". Seriously? The banking sector, well known for its seedy, backroom dealings, its greed, its financial scandals and appalling gambles which all but crashed Western economies in 2008, would dare close a Christian’s account because he does not subscribe to Pride month?

Welcome to twenty-first century Britain.

He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Rev 13:16-17, NKJV

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