Friday, 21 October 2011

St Paul, patron saint of the 1% ?

Richard Murphy has been digging on who backs St Pauls after they decided that the poor 99% of us are no longer worth supporting by closing their doors today.

The Dean of St Paul's said that they: "recognise the huge issues facing us at this time and asking them to leave the vicinity of the building so that the cathedral can reopen as soon as possible". Perhaps they are struggling with a loss of ticket sales?

Clearly a good Christian organisation that identifies and supports the poor - not.

Look like their trustees are predominantly in the 1%, perhaps they might donate a little of their wealth to allow St Paul's to show solidarity with the protestors:

Sir John Stuttard PWC partner, Former Lord Mayor of London.
The Right Reverend Graeme Knowles, Dean of St Paul’s
Dame Helen Alexander DBE Deputy chair of the CBI, director of Centrica plc
Lord Blair of Boughton Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner
Roger Gifford Investment banker, big in City of London
John Harvey – Not clearly identified
Joyce Hytner OBE – Theatre director
Gavin Ralston Global Head of Product and leading international asset manager at Schroder Investment Management
Carol Sergeant CBE - Chief Risk Director at Lloyds TSB, formerly Managing Director for Regulatory Process and Risk at the FSA
John Spence OBE – Former Managing Director, Business Banking, LloydsTSB

Maybe their sponsors could afford to help out:

Lloyds TSB Group plc
An Independent Trust Associated with Barclays
City of London Corporation
City of London Endowment Trust
The Schroder Foundation
Goldman Sachs International
The Worshipful Company of Mercers
UBS Investment Bank
McKinsey & Company
N M Rothschild & Sons Ltd
Skandinaviska Enskilda Bank
Prudential Plc
Slaughter & May
Electra Partners LLP
Land Securities
Standard Chartered Plc
JPMorgan Cazenove
J.P. Morgan
The Freemasons’ Grand Charity
Canary Wharf Group Plc
Man Group Plc Charitable Trust
London Stock Exchange
The Worshipful Company of Grocers
American Express
The Coutts Charitable Trust
The British Land Company Plc
HSBC Holdings Plc

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