Tag Archives: Co-operative Bank

The Co-operative Bank: time for change?

In November Anne, who has a Co-operative Bank account, drew our attention to the closure of the account of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) which she found very disturbing. The News reports that PSC has launched a legal case against … Continue reading

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Readers asking questions about the Co-operative Bank have, to date, been referred to Paul Gosling

  Here, now, are the words of Niall Booker, Chief Executive of the Co-operative Bank: For over 140 years the values and ethics of the Co-operative Bank have set us apart from other banks. We recognise that this is one … Continue reading

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I tiptoed on to the ethical shores of the Co-op bank . . .

. Ferdinand Mount is the author of Mind the Gap: Class in Britain Now (2004). Once described as ‘Mao-meets-Oakeshott’ *, he charted the state’s destruction of the friendly societies, private working class schools, reading rooms, workers’ educational associations, collective insurance, … Continue reading

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How will those remaining in powerful positions react to what has happened?

Edgar Parnell’s Co-opPundit website seeks to provide a rational response to the current crisis facing the Co-operative Group, including the Co-operative Bank plc. It aims to address the underlying issues, which have built-up over many years, that undermine the immense … Continue reading

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The Co-op Bank has been brought into line with the other big banks

 . In this extract from a recent blog, David Boyle (New Economics Foundation), writes: The reason I stay with (the Co-operative Bank), despite the recent revelations, is because the Save Our Bank campaign has told me to wait and see … Continue reading

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Concerned co-operators continue to require a different calibre of management

. As the failings of co-operative executives – once aired only in the Letters columns of the Co-operative News – are now being dissected in parliament and the press, and as Paul Flowers’ peccadillo hits the headlines, once again concerned … Continue reading

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Co-operative news: travel, co-operative pubs, cycle training, libraries, housing and piers

Many cheering news items from a recent issue of the Co-operative News (September 9th) are being sent to the usual mailing list and others of goodwill who are probably not co-operators. Travel business returns Anglia Co-operative Travel & Midcounties Society … Continue reading

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