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Queen talks of 'lax' bankers and 'toothless' regulators behind financial crisis

Publié par Clifford Armion le 13/12/2012

Gordon Rayner

With her face on every banknote and coin in circulation, it is only natural that the Queen takes a sharp interest in the nation's finances, as she showed on a visit to the Bank of England today.
Her Majesty suggested the financial crisis of 2008 had happened because the Financial Services Authority “didn’t have the teeth” to rein in the biggest risk-takers.
The Duke of Edinburgh, meanwhile, had a typically blunt piece of advice for the Bank’s executives: “Don’t do it again!”
The Queen and the Duke grilled Bank of England staff during a visit which included a tour of a vault stacked with £27 billion worth of bullion.
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"Queen talks of 'lax' bankers and 'toothless' regulators behind financial crisis", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2012. Consulté le 21/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/queen-talks-of-lax-bankers-and-toothless-regulators-behind-financial-crisis