‘The Walking Dead’ to Robin Hood: Why screen stars are battling Europe’s banks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande and their respective cabinets meet in Paris to discuss the details of the trading tax on Wednesday.

(CNN) — Bankers get a bad press. If they are not in news studios trying to defend their annual bonus being more than most people earn in a lifetime, they are attempting to brush off the latest multi-million pound fine they received for ripping off the public.

Not so in the latest edition of the Global Talk Finance program. Representatives from the banking sector talk enthusiastically about how they’ve reformed their risky business practices and raised billions to fight against poverty and climate change. They herald the introduction of a “Robin Hood” tax, where speculators pay around a 0.1% tax on their financial transactions, as a “triumph.”

Ok, so it may not strictly be real life. The news anchor is played by “Walking Dead” star Andrew Lincoln, he quizzes characters played by some of Europe’s biggest stars — Bill Nighy, Clemence Poesy, Javier Camara and Heike Makatsch who says the tax was “a profoundly important moment — it’s been good for business and it’s brought billions for jobs in Europe.”

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