Tag Archives: Edgar Parnell

Co-operative Bank update

As Paul Gosling writes in the May 17 issue of Co-operative News (hard copy only), the Co-operative Bank’s customer numbers and deposits have held up ’amazingly well’ and interest is reported in several parts of the business. One account holder speaks for … 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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Co-operatives should serve the interests of the bulk of their members, not those of cliques and/or senior executives

Edgar Parnell writes: Many will have been shocked by Friday’s news that the Co-op Bank chief had resigned following the downgrade of the bank’s debt, this as a sequel to the abortion of the Bank’s plan to take over 632 … Continue reading

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An invitation which will be accepted: it will help the movement to live up to its principles

. Edgar Parnell writes about the launch of his new website: Member-controlled Enterprise at  www.M-cEnterprise.org. The site aims to: Foster a better understanding of member-controlled enterprise in all of its many different forms Advocate the idea that a single enterprise … Continue reading

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The Co-operative Group, Bill Gates and Texaco/Chevron oil . . a good time to heed Edgar Parnell’s latest message

The two following posts relate, in some degree, to Edgar Parnell’s email message, which is heard with the respect due to his wide experience and commitment to the co-operative movement.  “If we can achieve a much wider understanding of the member-controlled … Continue reading

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