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it was just our family home. tiny, tiny village that held out like it was just everything to us. i can remember certain and i was and since i've done this to my family, they gave me my code. they gave me my credit cuz they said they would do the deal. i wanted my youngest daughter to go to theater school. all that went out the window . i got a cup of coffee, the cost of $1100000.00. the whole attitude changed can be in friendly to a person in the corner,
given them no options and see the boy that brings us a nice that my feelings in the clays deal by you know, we have contaminated with good each and also by the expense of the business ah it's not just businessman, it's not, it's not like guys let me in system shops and ties. it's people who to have, as a businessman, have worked really, really hard to build these businesses. some of them are 2nd, stop for generation family, businesses. sorts fix fix integral to the whole life. so the owners, the business,
they basically lose the family, they lose their life. cortex employ, fee and a half. those employees are provided software services and hardware to restaurants, hotel chains around the world. it was a viable, vibrant british technology company in my 1st 100 days, is the seal doing their sort of traditional 100 day review. i find some historical accounting arrows that i thought was suspicious. so i see your, you have a duty of care to tell the banks that helping lending the business money of any concerns you have. so i went to our b s. who were the lead to bank of 5 banks that lent money to tor x over the years they were the agent effectively and i met with them. i explained that as an as a non account. and i was just concerned with historic records and all what i wanted
to do the right and proper thing to do was to bring in some specialist forensic accountants to audit and review the patios or codes. so i informed the bank, i told them what i was going to do about it. they agreed to that. and within 24 hours of that, i b. s. had suddenly brought in these restructuring specialists who business didn't need. we structure refinanced or we anything. there was a historical problem. ah, but within that 24 hour period, another 24 hours passed. and then i find that the business is basically being ah lever. been to pushed into this thing called g r g, the global restructuring group. and when i quito dis, repeatedly, i was repeatedly told or so restructuring unit is like an intensive care unit where we're here to help. we will support the business. we will continue to support
management of the business and told us this potential issue is reviewed. and that was just a complete lie. ah, georgi is function was not to restructure or to support to help the management and employees of all of our business as i, as i later find me. clever restructuring group as part of bob. yes, it basically came into being in a,
by october 2008, just off today at the bay. lights were fast amongst and it was a re re spray of an existing organization within our b s cord, specialized lending services. but essentially became a vast depository for tens of thousands of business customers of yes, many of which had done absolutely nothing wrong. and many of which were credit worthy, profitable, and viable companies which were pushing that through machiavellian means. so companies were told, this was a part of the bang which was going to help nurture them back to health. it was like an accident and emergency ward of the hospital. they were informed that it was on that side. it was that to help to get them out of their problems and then they could be put back into the normal banking relationship with their existing relation managers. but in reality it was absolutely nothing of the sort. georgi was essentially more like an avatar or a slaughter house. was that to cover up the these businesses to enable us to
extract the maximum value possible from these for businesses that ended up in that part of our b. s. mm oh my relationship with the bank of scotland went back to the 1900 seventy's when i started to become successful with the b b. c. and i think the way that these things normally come about is your accountant says all of this, a really good bank manager and the bank manager recommends a good solicitor, you know, that sort of thing. and i had a great relationship with the bank of scotland and it was built on trust. and you trusted the bank manager because he was the person who signed your possible application. he was the pillar of the local community. i never assumed that my
popularity would continue. i never assumed the bbc would keep offering the shows. so when in the mid eighties, i got the opportunity to earn some money. one of my 1st labs which was flying helicopters, i then set up a helicopter company helicopter management. and that was the beginning of unique a v a should we moved into providing brokerage management of aircraft including private jets, things wasn't making a fortune, but it made money. in fact, in the 80s, i was probably earning a pound doing corporate work for every pound. i made the b, c and this was the beginning of unique group. at the time, i just thought as we became more pressure from the bank that
we were doing something wrong. in the end, i thought it was my c o, who had been a friend of mine for 15 years. godfather, one of my daughters i, i thought it was his incompetence. i couldn't believe that we were having problems with the bank because we were not breaching covenants. we were operating always within the a great facility. but of course now i realize we were groomed. got you these people have gotcha me. i think brought in the role of let the company that was a take viable company that could offer them the company would go on. it would pay back the money it was airing is interest, and then the bank would suddenly call in the land a very, very short notice. and not even allow some of the companies to pay back the money
which they had. they would then immediately put that in value into a company. the value of the company is a fraction of what it was really worth. they put in their own insolvency practitioners. they would send, sold the company off a fondness and it was worth, and then gave for the personal guarantees of the interest of the company. the shoes the with oh, it's open, this is the most basic price you needed. some water, some overcome will produce. right, but i don't politicians to athletes and movies. does the musicals does it seems
every big name in the world has been here last year, but ms. you can pick up with school. ah, what do i she a budget when you get the call but i need to national booklet people just give me a glover new sport but she said basil makes dreams. come true that every one who falls in love with people like what mm. for is your media a reflection of reality? in a world transformed what will make you feel safe? isolation, whole community? are you going the right way?
where are you being led somewhere? which direction? what is true? what is great? in the world corrupted, you need to descend a join us in the depths or remain in the shallows. on the 6th of the sick, 2016, my children. what high milan and south, nay, they had to shouting at the door. they didn't go to the door and suddenly it got more, more aggressive, banging at the door, saying that they would felix so my daughters were petrified. so you would imagine i one of
the 2 men posing his pilots. cro bought the door off on just burst into the house. they then said that the children have to leave the house. they mantle with them through them into the street. we rice back to the children when we got back there, they weren't very, very bad state. as you can imagine crying some bones, it was just surrender. and then there was just one man who was the man who would quote out the door. we have video footage of him and we actually have photos of him . and i found out from the children that he was also wearing, i like waistcoat with pockets which he filled with loot. so we were calling 999 over and over and over again. we called the court, the court said that i was on the house and anyway, i would never ever do anything they, we won't be allowed to do anything. so we then start to realize that there's some
very, very old government, you know, we show you a days notice how you days this man then said that he wouldn't let us back in our own house. i explained, i have to say, and i needed to get back into my home. i needed to go to the toilet. he refused point blank to allow me into my own home. food. everything i have been told was completely fine. the lay when the place time, i'm not show the place the pipe. what and the police say, this is an illegal eviction needs to be allowed back into your property. when we got back into the property, we saw that they had smashed the windows of our homes. they had found the lights, the height me as the children
never call for that. because that was the day that they took out life. i slept many things in life that are truly life changing life defining unless you've experienced that you don't fully understand it and so observe is around the outside kind of thing. you know was sort of a couple of friends she she really try to kill yourself. so all
about, you know, life's never that bad but they weren't in the quick sense. they were standing on the rocks around the pool. i, i am always surprised at the number of visitors, people immediately tell me about attempted suicide, nervous breakdowns. i'm. it's pretty gut point where it's just we kind of expected very common that people's marriages have broken up. they've lost their family home. it is spectacularly devastating for people's lives. mm. type of fraud in this country, according to faults with university, is around about a $193000000000.00 a year. just staggering. this isn't just the back of being being involved in this is the concept. see firms,
it is the lawyers. and it also is the insolvency practitioners and the value of land who have quite cleared and it came out in the house of commons, the base of undervalued the assets, accompanied by 50 percent. and very often this becomes very care because when they've been taken over, they then sell the assets reply to the value demand me my name's jim the exit failure from santana is killed by 972000 tons. there was a, basically a high t has over 10 years or so. i built 15 beds in the town. taking him to the boss, had about to think through 120 brand out to 2005 to say to those by
my sell by date, i don't want to those sort of one and a half 1000000 to the money and gave it to the is still buying to invest on when our foster plays deal buying. they were very helpful. i was all for the available and so i was and sold a t v l a tailored business. so i would say that had flexibility and, and we give you any movement you wanted you to change if you wanted they seem to be that, that all that the thought it had no contingency and it was what it was is what you got if you wanted to, to pay the one you had a big cause. if you want to devote more money, you had a break cause there was nothing you could do. it was actually basically a talk to one was a time on known as they call them t v,
l's. so it was in some respect, effectually noon with a valuable because he had no idea what it was and the figure would be wherever they produced. there was no way that you would be able to quantify or calculate that figure. because you needed a degree in almost astrophysics. debbie, what we do falling comes in trends and i'm offer none of us not on tape of us. we wanted to do was run my hotel. do you think it would be better to have a full scale review that sales process to ensure that actually the many customers who are complaining feel there is a real full of progress. those are unforgivable situations. carter. we have to take the customer testimony and face value that something is the one that has to be fixed and and put right. i'm fascinated with your title debbie.
it looks like something created of the bbc's, w one, a executive director, customer trust and confidence. yeah. why do you think or institution decided to create a particular title called executive director, customer trust and confidence? i think can people who radiate lane, but there's no, there's things have happened in the past with the bank. the grid house full of paperwork, one terabyte hard drive is all full of banking emails on in there because with whom do you see the claim? the thing to do today
i have available and we are dealing with a off season. the little people have actually get one to see 5 laptops, not computer one through the office, and one during the road. and foolish jump, it becomes a cancer, you know, it becomes part of your life. takes away your life and it means that you can't do anything you stuck. mm
hm. we have had thousands of businesses coming to the m p. 's trying to deal with disputes on the back of things like r b. s is global restructuring group. i am obviously the h call threading fraud is of much more extreme example of, of this kind of misconduct. but still essentially what we've identified between all the finance institutions where perhaps say we're not, i'm trying to pull in loans quite quickly in order to recapitalize the banks that conduct fell by the wayside.
so you push my business over the age, pushes me right to the edge of bankruptcy and i was picking myself up again. and while i'm at corporate level, they came off to me under my personal guarantee. and they took me right to the edge of a high call action when they knew at the highest level of hbo lloyd's, they knew i was actually the victim of criminal behavior. and then you start to see that when the management, the senior management wanted to get heavy and get their result, they april in these dirty people. i would like to think the financial conduct authority is on top of this,
but they have known about this for a very long time. not much seems to be done. and i think where they have sit up badly is the protection of whistleblowers who simply are not protected. we have new system to protect the so bless properly. and the whistleblowers be made rapidly redundant and people are very frightening. they'll verify the losing that pensions if they go on making a fuss. r b s orchestrated to key things one my suspension. ah, despite me being the whistleblower i and and to the put in place that odin nominated a faithfully shadow directors which in itself is improper and under illegal om and in that in that period. ah, not only did the punish me for, ah, blowing the whistle to them, but i also blew the whistle to the on the stock exchange,
the city of london police, the seat is fraud office. because there was a counting anomalies where no beginning to look as if they were potentially fraudulent and criminal so, so i then became a protected person as a whistleblower, as designated by the director of the c distraught office and, and the head of economic claims that city of london police, our basic north was legal protections and kept me on suspension for 4 months, during which they effectively took control of the business through the shadow directors. they then put in their own advisors, thrown consultants, and within 4 months, ah, the put the company into administration. and then the asset strip that and sold the assets to service. a boucher fund who are notorious in new york has been the lender of last resort. and the buyer of last resort for it, for a total price, including all advisors fees of $204400000.00 pounds. 4 months
earlier i was sitting on eat, offers from eat the biggest technology funds in the planet for an excess of 600000000 pounds. so the allegation is, is that between our bias and service, they stole 400000000 in, in making an unjust gain to the loss of my shareholders. bond, told us employees and suppliers join me every posted on the alex salmon. sure. i'll be speaking to guess from the world of politics, sport business, i'm sure business, i'll see you then. ah
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