tl;dr: Here are the links to the petitions by Positive Money, 350.org and SumOfUs; please pick just one and add your name before 24Feb2021. These three organisations are running the same petition; current signature counts as I write this are in mouseover tooltips on the three links above.
Yes, that video is pretty crap. The muzak sucks, for one thing. But Positive Money, unlike those who pull the strings for the Bank of England, isn’t exactly flush with cash; I, for one, forgive them.
Here’s the petition message:
To: Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of EnglandPetition available via Positive Money, 350.org and SumOfUs.
Cc: Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer
From: [Your Name]
Bank of England:
– Stop funding the climate crisis and regulate the banks that do.
– Stop pumping new money into the dirtiest sectors of the economy.
– Stop billion pound bailouts for big polluters with no strings attached. Invest in a green recovery instead.
– Make new rules to stop other banks from financing climate chaos.
– Work with the Treasury to ensure livelihoods are safe and new jobs created in the transition to a greener economy.
Please pick one.
The advert featured in the video appeared on the front page of Rishi Sunak’s local paper this week. Four hundred and ninety-three§ Positive Money supporters (oh, and little me, too) made that happen by contributing to the cost of the advert. It’s a little thing, yes, and it may be that it’s too late to actually make the Bank of England change direction, especially when the power of the vested interests that lobby behind the scenes to continue ‘business as usual’ is so great.
[…] the Bank of England is supposed to work for you and me, not Barclays and Shell.… says SumOfUs (and I agree!)
Should we just grimace, bear it, and say, “Thank you, Sir, may I have another?”
§ Yes, you guessed it, I wrote it out longhand and made it bold & italic to make it look more impressive.