Yesterday we posted the stunning interview (above) which was televised on BBC. It is the kind of interview you will NEVER see on North American financial TV.
UK trader Alessio Rastani shines in this three-and-a-half-minute spot where he says what most know but simply ignore:
- "This economic crisis is like a cancer, if you just wait and wait hoping it is going to go away, just like a cancer it is going to grow and it will be too late!"
Gawker promptly called him a “sociopath.”
Forbes said he might be a psychopath.
Rumours quickly circulated that Rastani might be a member of Yes Men, a collective of impersonators and lead many to suggest he isn't who he claims to be and the whole appearance was a hoax.
It has all lead the BBC to release the following statement:
- "We've carried out detailed investigations and can't find any evidence to suggest that the interview with Alessio Rastani was a hoax. He is an independent market trader and one of a range of voices we've had on air to talk about the recession."