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Sir Desmond, the Representative Banker on Yes, Minister: The Working Model of Today's Financial Elite

Gary North
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Sept. 15, 2011

The British sitcom, Yes, Minister, serves as the most accurate presentation of modern British politics. It was written by two very clever writers, one of the Left and the other of the Right. It ran through the 1980s.

In this segment, a banker, Sir Desmond, wants to get authorization for a skyscraper for his bank. He was a recurring character. He was not too bright, but he had influence: money and connections. Here, he speaks with the minister's senior assistant, who is really in charge of the minister most of the time.

Nothing has changed since 1985.

The Sir Desmonds of the world created the financial crisis that began in 2008 and continues today. They did this under the direction of their central banks, who in turn followed the lead of the Federal Reserve System.

Note: Milton Keynes is a city in England, one that was designed by the government.

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