Thursday, 5 July 2012
Petition for a judge-led inquiry into bank scandal
It’s been a week since we first heard about the banks fiddling interest-rate figures.
At the weekend I called for a full, judge-led independent inquiry to get to the bottom of those practices and the wider problems of culture in our banks that led to this scandal. That is the only way we will rebuild public trust in the banks we all rely on.
But today, David Cameron is still refusing to do what’s right. He's completely out of touch with the gravity and scale of this crisis. As always with this Prime Minister he is standing up for the wrong people, not acting in the national interest.
We need to show that the public won't stand for this. Asking a committee of politicians to judge the bankers won’t restore public trust.
The House of Commons votes on whether to have a proper independent judge-led inquiry today.
We've only got a few hours to make sure that Cameron doesn't get away with it. Click here to sign our petition for a judge-led inquiry
We’ve had missed opportunities to sort out the banking industry before and now we need to seize this moment.
We need to look at what’s happened in the past – but also look at how we can restore confidence in our banking industry in the future.
From people who work in banks, to people and businesses served by banks – we all need the confidence that only a full judge-led inquiry can give. Asking a committee of politicians to judge the bankers won’t restore public trust.
Let's get this right.
Demand that David Cameron makes the right decision on this