Monday, 26 November 2007

Northern Rock bill costing taxpayer 'twice national primary school budget'

The Northern Rock crisis is costing the taxpayer the equivalent of twice the country's primary school budget, it was claimed yesterday.

Acting Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said the Government's initial £25billion bail-out was growing by £1billion a week.

He accused the Treasury of leaving itself open to "blackmail" by hedge fund shareholders who were threatening to block any sale of Northern Rock unless yet more public money was poured into it.

Click here for the daily mail article

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