Banks join culture war by banning patriotic customers

This week the British-based bank HSBC closed down two accounts linked to the new racial nationalist political party Patriotic Alternative – a personal account belonging to one of PA’s leaders Laura Towler, and the party’s official business account.

H&D understands complaints are being made to the relevant banking oversight authorities.

HSBC is the sixth largest bank in the world and the largest in Europe. It was founded in 1865 as the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, making its initial fortune from opium trading.

Among the bank’s first board members was Thomas Dent, whose arrest for large-scale opium trading had triggered the first Opium War of 1839-42, in which British gunboats forced China’s Qing dynasty to accept the drug trade and to hand over Hong Kong to British control.

Arms dealer and Midland Bank consultant Stephan Kock

HSBC’s British high street operation was formerly Midland Bank, which was heavily involved in the seediest aspects of international arms trading during the 1980s via sinister fixer Stephan Kock, a Midland Bank consultant with mysterious connections to numerous intelligence services.

In the same week as HSBC closed down Patriotic Alternative accounts, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism alleged that HSBC “appear to have failed to adequately investigate concerns over a major fraud after an heiress accused her businessman father of draining millions from trust funds”.

It seems that major British banks have been more concerned with politically correct purges of law-abiding clients than with combating serious organised crime.

In January this year Barclays closed the personal account of H&D assistant editor Peter Rushton without giving notice – the first he knew of any problem was when his card stopped working, and even his local branch had no idea what had gone wrong! Further investigation revealed that the account had been closed by a secret unit inside the bank that refuses to give any reasons for its actions.

Leeds money-launderer Manni Hussain

British patriots might well ask in whose interests our banking system operates. Earlier this week the National Crime Agency accepted settlement of a case against a man they regard as a major money-launderer for organised crime. Leeds ‘businessman’ Manni Hussain was served with an Unexplained Wealth Order, sometimes known as a ‘McMafia order’. He handed over properties worth £10 million.

Until 2019 this crook owned the Wakefield Trinity rugby stadium, which he sold to the club last year for £3m, partly financed by Wakefield Council. According to the Yorkshire Post there is a continuing criminal investigation of this sale, after it was discovered that the stadium was actually worth less than half the purchase price.

The sheer scale of criminal money-laundering through British banks is mindboggling, and the NCA were forced to accept a settlement in which Mr Hussain retained some of his properties and cash, and didn’t go to jail. His close criminal associate, Bradford gangster ‘Meggy’ Khan, wasn’t so fortunate – he got life for murder.

Still, so long as ‘racists’ are denied a bank account, our rulers will sleep soundly in their beds.

Gangland money launderer Manni Hussain with Meghan Markle

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