Since then Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Barclays (BCS) have started the toilet bowl death spiral…
Revealed: Day the banks were just three hours from collapse: “Britain was just three hours away from going bust last year after a secret run on the banks, one of Gordon Brown's Ministers has revealed.
City Minister Paul Myners disclosed that on Friday, October 10, the country was 'very close' to a complete banking collapse after 'major depositors' attempted to withdraw their money en masse.
The Mail on Sunday has been told that the Treasury was preparing for the banks to shut their doors to all customers, terminate electronic transfers and even block hole-in-the-wall cash withdrawals.
Only frantic behind-the-scenes efforts averted financial meltdown.
If the moves had failed, Mr Brown would have been forced to announce that the Government was nationalising the entire financial system and guaranteeing all deposits.”
Like I said, UK and Iceland: Not So Different and the UK is Similar to Iceland: Has Ambrose Evans Prichard Seriously Concerned.