But is the mooted eagle move not a case of bald stupidity? Eagle imagery has been used for hundreds of years, by everyone from the native Americans to the United States government, Crystal Palace FC and Olympic ski jumping buffoon Eddie Edwards. Unlike the swastika, which despite its hindu origins has become directly synonymous with Naziism, the eagle is simply a generic symbol of power and majesty, a connotation derived directly from the fact it sits proudly at the top of the avian food chain and looks pretty damn mean.
And that's not to mention one other not insignificant detail: Barclays hasn't even got the gig yet. With the RBS consortium still in the bidding frame, it seems a touch premature for Barclays to be talking of dropping logos. A case of culling their eaglets before they've hatched?