Taxpayers should get credit for banks’ return to profits

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Do Cameron, Osborne and Clegg really understand the effects of mass unemployment, cuts in welfare spending and unaffordable housing on real people?

Or how working people cannot understand why they are being made scapegoats for a crisis that none of them created?

Or even why those banks which speculated in toxic assets were given £1.3 trillion of public cash and are now raking in squalid profits and bonuses?

The credit for the banks’ return to super-profits surely ought to go to the taxpayer, but it doesn’t. Meanwhile, people are left to wonder how a big businessman who uses tax havens, such as Philip Green, is honoured as a government adviser. Funny old world, isn’t it?