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SwordOfTheVistula
Friday, October 17th, 2008, 06:29 AM
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-476712/Barclays-removes-Nazi-eagle-headquarters.html

The bankers said that the decision to remove the logo, which is 317-years-old, was because it was out-of-date branding.

But there have been reports that the company's new Dutch partner, ABN Amro, does not like the emblem because it has Nazi connotations.

One Barclays insider said: "It is rather a Teutonic looking eagle and has unfortunate connotations."

The 14ft wide aluminium bird had become a defining sight in the centre of Poole on top of the building where over 2,500 people work.

A poll in the town showed that 93 per cent of people wanted it kept.

The Barclays eagle predates the Nazi era by about 230 years, dating back to 1690 when its predecessor bank set up in Lombard Street in the City of London.

It's thought Barclays' logo bears a similarity to the Nazi version of Germany's eagle emblem

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Oresai
Friday, October 17th, 2008, 07:53 AM
Proves two things to me...the political correctness brigade rule the world! And even if the majority of the people want something, they have no actual power to change anything.
It`s hard not to lose heart nowadays. I naively used to think that if people banded together, they really could change things...then I lived through the Poll Tax in Scotland years, and daily see things like this...


A poll in the town showed that 93 per cent of people wanted it kept.


But the appeasement lot obviously weren`t listening.

Old Winter
Friday, October 17th, 2008, 08:16 AM
This reminds me of the witch hunt hysteria.

CrystalRose
Friday, October 17th, 2008, 08:30 AM
Where are they going to put it? Museum? Auction it off?

Rainraven
Friday, October 17th, 2008, 10:17 AM
This 'anti-nazi' thing has got completely out of control. It is the uneducated who don't know the stories behind the symbols that think the nazi's some how made them up or discovered them. What's going to be next? Outlawing Hitler moustaches?! :P

Fortis_in_Arduis
Friday, October 17th, 2008, 10:59 AM
Proves two things to me...the political correctness brigade rule the world! And even if the majority of the people want something, they have no actual power to change anything.
It`s hard not to lose heart nowadays. I naively used to think that if people banded together, they really could change things...then I lived through the Poll Tax in Scotland years, and daily see things like this...

But the appeasement lot obviously weren`t listening.

Local private or co-operative ownership of businesses and property, local taxation and direct democracy is people power. Trade unionism, socialism, and conservatism have been dead since their inception.

The logo probably outdated because the Eagle is one of our symbols and these huge banks are neither for us nor ours.

Regarding the poll tax it was never that bad, just a rallying point for the lefties.

If you were on the dole you did not have to pay it, and if you were poor it became something as low as 3.20 a week. The problem for the lefties was that it did not tax the rich enough, and not taxing the rich so much was a new development back then!

Not anymore though... we have the lowest taxes ever for today's rich!

Hauke Haien
Friday, October 17th, 2008, 01:26 PM
It's better than turning a proud eagle into a fat hen in an effort to make it look less aggressive.