1) they would, wouldn't they?
2) who runs Britain? When the miners took on the government, many backed the government. When the bankers do the same, the rich are coming out in support of the bankers and their bonuses. This portrays a sad indictment of the state of power and equality in Britain.
The lefty rant is somewhat confused by Who supports the bankers over the government. What I mean is that many who supported the government over the miners now support the bankers over the government, which sucks.
There will be some good people who support the government against the bankers, though