A View From Middle England - Conservative with a slight libertarian touch - For Christian charity and traditional belief - Free Enterprise NOT Covert Corporatism

Monday, September 17, 2007

Don't Panic!

I wonder if there would have been any panic in the Walmington-on-Sea branch of Swallows Bank. Apparently not if the townsfolk were like those in Bournemouth, Swindon or Belfast. In these cities not one person turned up at the local branch of Northern Rock. In Kingston-upon-Thames, Birmingham and Leeds queues have been extremely long, with customers expressing all manner of concerns about the banking system.

My curiosity is getting to me. Is there a regional thing to all this? Does living in Bournemouth make one less panicky? Is Leeds home to people who panic at the drop of a hat (or pound coin)? Maybe some erudite professor type could conduct an enquiry. Knowing why there is such a divergence of personal panic button use in the UK would assist the Bank of England no end!

Don't panic, Mr.Mainwaring!


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