Thursday, September 18, 2008
Don’t Panic, lighten up! – Titanic has been sailing between Southampton and New York for more than 90 years
HBOS and Lloyds TSB last night created a monstrous new banking entity safe in the knowledge that nothing can possibly go wrong. Politicians and businessmen breathed a collective sigh of relief as two of the biggest names on the high street formed one very long name that will never do anything other than be brilliant all the time. Martin Bishop, a senior trader at Madeley Finnegan, said: "History tells us that massive financial institutions do not fail. Ever. Okay, there is maybe a tiny handful of exceptions. "Okay, maybe 40 or 50 exceptions. Actually, you're right, this is starting to look really dodgy." just when you thought I was a miserable doomsayer - even my sense of humour prooves you right!