The banking crisis at Barclays seems set to morph into a pandemic and spread its poisonous tentacles on a scale perhaps not witnessed since the Great Plague of 1665.

Three hundred and forty-seven years on – July 2012 in Bankers vs the people are the people really powerless and really have no scope to fight back?

At the third of my Citizens Focus Group meetings at the Nelson & Railway in Kimberley, Nottingham tonight, starting at 7 30pm we’ll be looking at whether people power can affect the banks?  Should we the citizens move our funds to Mutual Societies, Coop, Credit Unions and rip up our cards and accounts with the major banks?

This is politics at the grassroots – politics down the pub. Do join in the conversation.