I often wonder how things would have turned out if the government of the day had let Northern Rock go bust instead of bailing them out WITH OUR MONEY. <oops caps>
Would the rest of them have cleaned up their act a little? Would the UK have disappeared off the face of the Earth in a puff of fiscal smoke? Would the sky have fallen in, aliens landed, poles reversed and all the other Extinction Level Events that we were threatened with if we didn't bail out the banks with TAXPAYERS MONEY.<oops caps again>
All I remember was being told that we must give ALL OUR MONEY <caps must be stuck> to the banks to preserve our Cabinet Ministers' chances of that good old non-executive directorship on the board of <insert High St Bank here>.
Or something like that.