A mysterious organisation called Foundation X has offered the British Government £5billion and wants nothing in return, according to a Tory peer; Lord James of Blackheath.
Speaking in the Lords, 72-year-old James said the British government would receive an immediate £5bn and a total of £17bn by Christmas if Foundation X were contacted by someone equal to head of state status or someone with an international security rating equal to the top six people in the world.
There will be no interest charge and if the Government would like it as well, it will put up money for funding hospitals, schools and the building of Crossrail, he said. These things can be done but a senior member of the Government has to accept the invitation to a phone call to the chairman of Foundation x.
Ending his 15-minute address on Monday, Lord James remarked: This is too big an issue. I am just an ageing, obsessive old peer and I am easily dispensable, but getting to the truth is not. We need to know what really is happening here. We must find out the truth of this situation.
Former city boss Lord James yesterday seemed aware that his bizarre remarks and the supposed organisation's name smacked of a sinister group from the James Bond franchise attempting a poorly veiled blackmail scheme. This is totally different to a Nigerian email scheme, he insisted. They don't want anything in return - no access to confidential information or bank accounts.
No one would forgive us if we missed an opportunity like this.
I wonder why they feel all dubious schemes are from Nigeria!!!