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Daily Mirror Accuses Tory Treasurer Michael Spencer of ‘Cashing In’ On 9/11, Offers Apology

5850522WAS it brave of foolish of the Mirror to take on Tory Treasurer Michael Spencer in an article entitled, “CASHING IN ON 9/11”?

Tory treasure Michael Spencer shamelessly poached key figures from a rival finance firm while it was still grieving the loss of 658 staff in the Twin Towers terror attack.

Grim stuff. The article is equipped with a shot of a beaming Spencer stood by David Cameron, another shot of Spencer holding a bottle of champers and a picture of the Twin Towers ablaze. Subtle it ain’t.

The other firm, readers learn, was Cantor Fitzgerald, a firm that lost its New York staff on that terrible day.

But as they came to terms with the death of their friends in the US, scheming billionaire Spencer was plotting to lure staff to his broking firm ICAP – despite a pledge to Cantor boss Lee Amaitis he would stay away. He even cynically referred to the snatch as a ‘heist’.

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Posted: 15th, February 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment