If you missed this story and the subsequent kerfuffle it caused over the last few days then here’s the abridged version:
BBC News 24 interviewed an independent stock trader by the name of Alessio Rastani, who in just three minutes shocked the nation with his frankness about the current state of the global markets and the proposed Eurozone bail-out package. Confessing that: “Governments don’t rule the world, Goldman Sachs rules the world and Goldman Sachs does not care about the rescue package.”
As jaws dropped back in the studio and around the country the Internet went into a frenzied meltdown and theories emerged that Rastani might be a political hoaxer and member of The Yes Men.
But there’s a further twist in this tale as it’s now emerged Rastani is nothing more than a self-confessed attention seeker, who lives in a house owned by his partner and is also a pretty unsuccessful businessman, according The Telegraph he is:
… a 99pc shareholder in public speaking venture Santoro Projects. Its most recent accounts show cash in the bank of £985. After four years trading net assets are £10,048 – in the red.
For more on the ‘public speaker‘ who has never been authorised by the Financial Services Authority and how he managed to blag his way onto a BBC interview chart a course for HERE.