The World Development Movement launched Barclays Speculate, an exciting video featuring the stars of The revolution will be televised, Jolyon Rubinstein and Heydon Prowse.
This time their target is British high street bank Barclays as they hit the streets trying to sell unsuspecting members of the public investment opportunities in food speculation with “profit margins so ridiculous, it’s almost criminal”.
The three-minute film culminates with Jolyon Rubinstein being escorted out of a Barclays branch by armed police after pouring corn all over the bank’s floor.
Barclays is estimated to have made up to £500 million from speculating on food prices in 2010 and 2011. WDM wants to create a buzz around the issue and put the pressure on George Osborne and other EU finance ministers ahead of a key meeting on 13 November when food speculation will be discussed and the council is due to decide its position.
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