I don’t take a great interest in financial matters in terms of family spending and saving etc. the good lady takes care of that, today that changed and I now intend to sever all links with the Dunfermline Building Society, why you may ask am I piling on the misery for this beleaguered institution particularly when you consider that I have been dealing with them for 20 years. Today I watched the Politics Now show and my interest was taken by an article on the Dunfermline Building Society for rather obvious reasons, are our modest savings safe? etc.
As it turned out all savers and borrowers were being protected by Govt. action as are jobs which was reassuring for those of us involved, cue celebrations from the people at the ‘Dunfermline’? well no actually.
On came the Dunfermline Chairman a Mr. Jim Faulds; the leader of the guilty executives; to tell us why the Govt. had got it wrong, his solution was a better one and would allow the Dunfermline B/S to carry on as before with of course him still at the helm, clearly a man with no shame, it was everybody’s fault bar him, a belligerent arrogant wee barrow boy. It struck me that the people who are responsible for advertising the Dunfermline B/S must be good at their jobs if they can find investors with this guy in charge, they must have kept him well hidden.
When his wretched attempt at blaming others was over he then launched in to an act of revenge on those who disagreed with him, the Labour Govt. he burst in to a paean of praise for the mighty (spiv) Salmond he was ‘a wonderful man and an honest politician; he stood 4 square behind the Dunfermline, he gave them great help’. He went on to say; quite outrageously that he “would remember him and he hoped others would to ” meaning of course , vote SNP not Labour when the time comes. A bitter response based on nothing other than self preservation; an unedifying spectacle, I could only conclude that the business would be better off rid of someone with such a small minded and selfish outlook.
As I said above I will now write to the Dunfermline B/S and sever all links and I urge everyone else who agrees with me to do the same; when I am assured that this malevolent and self interested little man is history, then and only then will I reconsider my decision.