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The Intruders crash the Investment Banking Awards in Mayfair


A group of demonstrators yesterday gatecrashed The Banker's Innovation in Investment Banking awards ceremony at The Sheraton on Park Lane and presented Barclays with a fake award for 'Innovation in Interest Rate Manipulation'.

The Intruders, a loose group of friends that includes former Oxford University students, first gained notoriety a week ago when they gatecrashed a private tax conference dinner at Oxford University. They presented former head of Her Majesty’s Revenues and Customs, Dave Hartnett, with an award for corporate tax avoidance [ http://bit.ly/RPwaga ]. Video footage of the hoax went viral.

Stephen Reid, a former student at Wadham College, Oxford University, and a member of The Intruders, told Financial News today how the group managed to gain access to The Banker Awards, present Barclays with a fake award and then make their getaway.


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I thought the best part

was when the host told them to leave "before we set the dogs on you"

Smithers release the hounds.

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

Best sentence of the whole thing

"Two other members, who were apparently locked in a room, managed to escape through an open fire escape in the corner of the room."

Love it!

Three cheers for their party crashing

I think that banker meant to say "rebel scum" instead of "trespassing scum"


Be careful with this group though, one of their leaders is from the Green (aka communist) Party.

Wonderful !!

Keep it up!

The bankerrs were upstaged! Well done, chaps. Well played.

Exquisite.... Wardrobe. Hairstyle. Makeup. Flowers.

Magnanimous presentation.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Nw THAT's some creative

Nw THAT's some creative activism!

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein