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"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

Goldman Sachs - the gift that keeps on giving

In response to an FT article by Matthew Garrahan and Daniel Thomas on 4th May 2016, entitled ‘Virgin Media owner plans £500,000 donation to Remain campaign’

“Liberty Global, the media company that owns Virgin Media in the UK, plans to donate up to £500,000 to the campaign to keep Britain in Europe in one of the largest donations from the corporate sector.

The donation, which has to be approved by Liberty Global shareholders, will match the amount already pledged by Goldman Sachs, with a number of other banks also donating lower six-figure amounts”

In my opinion Goldman only ever do what is in the best interests of the people they serve, which directly or indirectly is all of us - as the man said, 'doing God's work'. That is why they make the ultimate sacrifice and contribute their finest minds to charitable roles like US Treasury Secretary, President of the ECB, and of course support and advisory roles to governments and central banks worldwide...not to mention the contributions they make to political campaigns - funding both sides of the argument wherever possible, in order to maintain scrupulous fairness to the needs of the electorate. Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush for example, would have struggled without them. The latter did struggle but that's hardly their fault.

Of course, they have to give particular service to clients, that's only natural. Even reports that the left hand recommended subprime junk to their clients whilst the right hand shorted it for huge profits, miss the greater good being served: we get stronger through adversity. Many clients had the opportunity to get stronger that day. 

I am filled with admiration for this contribution to the best interests of our country, and shall strive to reconsider my hitherto selfish decision to vote 'Leave'. Let's hope I can find some measure of their selfless wisdom and do what is right for Britain, Europe and the world.

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