Bob’s Big Deal was made for a protest in Parliament Street in April 2011.
It is about the banks, especially Barclay’s, (Bob is Bob Diamond the top dude) who have taken to betting on basic foods like rice. The bets are called food derivatives and most people think they bump the prices up (even if they won’t say so), so people with little enough already pay more for basic food – but at least the traders make lots of money (else why would they do it).
Unknown to us the protest sparked a great dialogue on the Evening Press site. One bloke was arguing that derivatives stabilise the system and the other bloke saying the opposite.
But Jess says – “The money has to come from somewhere”.