There was Steven Hester, head of Royal Bank of Scotland, on the television yesterday, addressing a gathering of journalists and businessmen in London.
According to the figure displayed, this bank has given loans totalling £9.2 Billion over a year, and they are out to lend more. "More, please, " said Steven Hester, beaming like a friendly banker ought to.
I wish to start trading, and I am looking for a loan. 500,000 dollars will do to start it, possibly creating jobs for 25 bright and able individuals straight away here in East London. Once it succeeds, more jobs could be created, and the Fund will expand.
Who called the DOW at 13,000 and beyond? It was I.
Who predicts a continution of Recovery? Aye.
I sincerely hope Royal Bank of Scotland will oblige me with a loan.