The reading list of an ungagged whistle blower.

May 25th, 2012 by

Commentary of the fightback of the Lloyds Bank Whistle Blower.

Ian Taplin,the Lloyds Bank Whistle Blower is alive and well and ungagged.The brave man is recovering well from his impact with an agricultural metal vehicle which broke his scapula bone and bent his Galaxy.

The Lloyds Bank Whistle Blower in such a recovery,,was therefore enabled to enjoy the gift of time,space and peace awarded to him from an unknown and unlikely benefactor-otherwise known as the “Wiltshire agricultural blind man”.; who drove his pick up truck into the Lloyds Bank Whistle Blower’s Galaxy-without permission.

Luckily Ian Taplin has now acquired a new Galaxy and is testing it out with promising results.

Mr Taplin ,53,thus in recovery and in a place of a gift of time space and peace-then set about reading and thus acquiring more knowledge about how to solve the problems of the world,and Lloyds Bank apparent corruption- from his house on the outskirts of Maidenhead.

He has a particular interest in”up skilling” to propery scrutinise the bankers who,themselves outwitted the British peoples;having looted the national treasure and remain sadly embedded,unchallenged,and unashamedly richer on the spoils-in the heart  of our national lives.

So being ungagged suggests a unique opportunity is offered to Ian Taplin because ;-

1.He acquired evidence and experience of banking misconduct and fraud,allegedly,and a seemingly corrupt culture from the shop floor to the Executive Board ;past and present regimes included.

2.He has documentary evidence of Lloyds Bank Senior Directors’conduct,at Group and Divisonal Levels,which suggests unlawful actions and an alarming contempt for their customers and staff.

3.He was aware of 3 documented attempts by Senior Lloyds Bank Directors to manage him as an internal whistleblower-by offering “offers”on the suggested condition of being gagged.He refused.

4.Nor did the Lloyds Bank Whistle Blower appeal for unfair dismissal-resorting to an Employment Tribunal.He admits he accused  his Managing Director of acting like a fascist in a democracy-and with good reason.

As a concerned citizen and democrat he accused his Managing Director (of Lloyds Bank Private Bank) in 2010-of disrespect concerning Ian Taplin’s deeply held principles of a faith based upon morals and ethics in working life;and he accused the Managing Director,with firm evidence,of his apparent leadership failure-to  adhere to the regulatory law of the United Kingdom.

5.The Lloyds Bank Whistle Blower remains ungagged and is,like a modern trainee Socrates,contemplating the potential  power of his writtten word-in our new exciting public domains provided by the internet.

6.Should he lawfully,in the public interest ,name the very Lloyds Bank Directors and their minions -who in their desperate attempts to muzzle the Lloyds Bank Whistle Blower-left a documentary trail of bullying intimidation and threats?

And left an evidence trail of a well used plan of organised senior level obstruction of an employee raising legitimate complaints-concerning his well founded allegations of the unlawful abuse of their own clients?

To maximise their own rewards and performance bonuses-apparently able to exploit their own customers in an  unfair manner?

7.Or should he make one last attempt to try an engage the Lloyds Bank Leadership-to ask them to sort out their undoubted ethical dilemmas?

To make well intentioned efforts to reach a fair and reasonable solution which allows the Lloyds Bank Leaders to show  a willingness to respect the concerns of a public spirited ex employee and citizen of the United Kingdom ;whom is also a Investment Adviser registered with the FSA- the regulator?

Comments please-taking particular note of the legal concept of  undoubted and provable willful blindness .

“The reading list of an ungagged whistle blower”

1.Letters to a young contrarian ;by Christopher Hitchens.

2.1984;George Orwell.

3.Justice ;what is the right thing to do? Michael  Sandel.

4.Trust;Anthony Seldon.

5.The return of the Public;Dan Hind.

6.The Silent State;Heather Brooke.

7.Willful Blindness;Margeret Heffernan.

8.The Consent of the networked;Rebecca Mackinnon.

9.Essential Law for Journalists;David Banks and Mark Hanna.

10.The Corporate Whistle Blowers Guide;Tom Devine and Tarek Maasarani.


12.Bail Out Nation;Barry Ritholtz.

13.Age of greed;Jeff Madrick

14.13 Bankers;Simon Johnson and James Kwak.

15.The State we are in;Will Hutton.

16.The trouble with markets ;Roger Bootle.

17.Capital;John Lanchester.

18.Too big to fail;Andrew Sorkin.

19.The Manual of the Warrior of Light;Paulo Coelho.

20.Cycling back to happiness;Bernie Friend.

21.The Principles of the Financial Services Authority ;UK’s Banking Regulator.

22.The New Few;Ferdinand Mount.

23.The Storm ;Vince Cable MP.

24.Adrian Mole;the Prostrate years.

25 New Testament;King James Version.

26.Brave New World;Aldous Huxley.

27.Tell me no lies;editor John Pilger.

28.Flat Earth News ;Nick Davies.

29. Serve to lead;Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

30.The age of consent;George Monbiot.

31.Globalisation and its discontents;Joseph Stiglitz.

32.A radical history of Britain;Edward Vallance.

33.Defiant Publics;Daniel  Drache.

34.Ill  fares the Land ;Tony Judd.

35.Down Poulshot-the history of an English Village ; Nora Dixon.


Ian Taplin. May 25th 2012.

* Posted as Comment.

** Galaxy Dawes Touring Bike





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Ian Taplin

Ian Taplin, 53 ,a British Citizen- is Whistle Blowing on UKs largest Bank, Lloyds Bank .

Ian Taplin worked at Lloyds Bank from 2005-2010 and was then unlawfully fired for insisting his Complaints alleging dishonest actions by Senior Directors were properly dealt with.

He believes he has substantial and robust evidence of fraud and corruption -being tolerated by Senior Directors of Lloyds Bank.

These Senior Directors obstructed Ian Taplins Formal Complaints and then proceeded to intimidate and bully Mr Taplin who refused to withdraw his Complaints.

Ian Taplin will be submitting Formal Complaints to the UK Regulator and the UK House of Commons in 2012. He plans to lawfully publish these Formal Complaints on this site.

He has been fully supported by Theresa May MP, the Home Secretary and Senior Government Minister.

Ian Taplin is the Lloyds Bank Whistle Blower. Check out his background on; He can be contacted at