Thursday, 8 April 2010

Flashback 1997...

..Things could only get better, Tone and Broon had a serious hard on and were heading towards the post modernist sunlit uplands. Meanwhile a "yesterdays" man was busy holding the Govt to account.

“With the removal of banking control to the Financial Services Authority…it is difficult to see how and whether the Bank remains, as it surely must, responsible for ensuring the liquidity of the banking system and preventing systemic collapse.

The coverage of the FSA will be huge; its objectives will be many, and potentially in conflict with one another. The range of its activities will be so diverse that no one person in it will understand them all.

The Government may, almost casually, have bitten off more than they can chew. The process of setting up the FSA may cause regulators to take their eye off the ball, while spivs and crooks have a field day”.


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