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From The Socialist newspaper, 4 March 2008

Meet Brown's new finance expert

GORDON BROWN has appointed Jennifer Moses, a former director of Goldman Sachs, to the No 10 Policy Unit. Moses seems ideal for advising Brown on finance.

Moses and her husband Ron Beller were robbed of 1 million by a secretary at Goldman Sachs, who embezzled the money over 14 months from the couple's private bank account and spent it on luxury cars, property abroad, and diamonds. The couple, who live in a Georgian mansion in Hampstead, were so rich they never even noticed it was happening!

Ron Beller, also a Goldman Sachs banker, admitted at the ensuing trial that he spent 86,000 on personal travel and 17,000 on wine in a year. Moses will not be receiving a salary even though her husband built up a hedge fund that collapsed in February, losing half of his $80 million fortune.

Unreliable rumours have it that spendthrift Moses will be giving out her ten commandments on such issues as Northern Rock, PFI contracts, the Iraq war and non-taxation of the rich - where Brown needs advice on overcoming his natural prudence.

Roger Shrives

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In The Socialist 4 March 2008:

Unite for a living wage

Greenwich workers score victory against single status

Angry civil servants strike over pay


Socialist Party NHS campaign

Thousands protest at threats to hospital

Rewarded for zeal at cuts

Derby health workers


International Women's Day

Fight for a woman's right to choose


Anti-War

DEMONSTRATE

$3 trillion Iraq war

Sheffield activists fight militarism


Environment and socialism

Walthamstow 'RAPpers' against toxic incinerators


Socialist Party news and analysis

Housing association collapses

Meet Brown's new finance expert

Fans blow whistle on Game 39

Campaign to Defeat Fees

Swansea - no sign of Griffin!


International socialist news and analysis

Turkey's invasion destabilising region

Russian election

EU war with super-rich?


Workplace news and analysis

Pensions under attack

Unison witch-hunt: Members bite back

Teachers must reject real pay cuts

Greenwich workers fight attacks

Socialist Party member stands for Unite (T&G) general executive


 

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