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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.
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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
$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
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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