I went to an informal coffee and cake morning today at which Philip Augar spoke about ‘Writing for a Living – Financial Times and Others’. An ex-banker himself, he was among the first to note in the mid-2000s the pickle the banking sector was getting itself into. But today he was reluctant to point the finger of blame, saying that his ex-colleagues in the sector were ‘not devious or criminal’, rather they were operating of a system that had got out of control. It is perhaps a rather charitable view – what about personal responsibility? Does this advert for the Co-op Bank show the face of integrity?
Photo: London Underground, September 2011