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Halliwells’ ex-managing partner: ‘I gave my life to that practice’

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  • He and Conman Blair would make a good team. Both blind to their own failings, which are only too obvious to any observer and even more so to those who have suffered from the fall-out.

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  • Another 3,500 people to lose their job at the effectively nationalised RBS. This is in addition to the 9000 job cuts announced last year. These dirty equity partners of Halliwells, and their £20m loan from RBS which enabled them to pocket a reverse premium for more or less the same amount , are responsible for this along with all the other capitalist pigs out there. Hey, Austin etc, I wonder if you will now undertake some half hearted corporate social responsibility to help raise money for people who may now lose their home as a result of these job losses. Oh no I forgot, you guys only do that sort of charity thing when there's a greasy pole to climb e.g one leading to equity partnership or a lucrative role on the board of a Greater Manchester University

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  • These allegations need to be investigated by proper investigative journalists. We own most of the RBS and they have been totally shafted. The Landlord has been shafted, the FSM's have been shafted, Salford Uni is in itself an interesting story but add in what has happened at Halliwells and it becomes a very interesting story. Maybe Mr Austin was just a man out of his depth but there is a lot of smoke swirling around. It is a shame Paul Foot is not around.

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  • I will go without my lunch for 1 week, Greg's will suffer but it iwill be worth it. Despite my belly rumbling for its daily sausage roll I will store up the coppers and by the end of next week I should be able to weigh in with at least £2.64. If every angry young man and woman out there do the same then we are in business.

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  • @ Panorama | 2-Sep-2010 8:54 pm
    I assure you if there is anything irregular in the accounts of the University of Salford, I shall be nailing Austin for that. I have been pursuing the detailed breakdown of these accounts for well over a year now and am waiting patiently for the Information Commissioner to issue a decision notice compelling the University publish the pertinent data.
    As for RBS, the Landlord and Halliwells etc, I do not know enough about these areas to properly investigate. I would be happy to receive advice and see what I can turn up.

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  • I take my hat off to you (Anonymous 3 Sept 12:19). There certainly appears to be information Salford Uni doesn't want made public. Please keep us updated.

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  • Would appear one of the subjects of the recent Private Eye article has resigned from Salford University's Council.
    True to form, Ian Austin's still hanging in there.

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  • ....it tends to be the rats and cockroaches that survive.

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  • Alec Craig was spotted driving a Range Rover in Manchester city centre yesterday afternoon. Rumours that 'sponsored by RBS' was emblazoned down the side are as yet unconfirmed.

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  • "Property of RBS" might be more accurate.
    Must be a bit difficult to carry-off your usual Manc swagger if your financial incontinence has led directly to the biggest collapse of a law firm to date and the whole town knows it.

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