26 June 2011

It's another fine mess

From The Observer (here):
Erik Britton, director of City consultancy Fathom, said: "It's not the direct exposure, it's the indirect exposure and the implications of an unruly default that I would be worried about. French and German banks bought Greek bonds, and they took out insurance against default. Who did they take out that insurance with? The US and UK banks. There has to be a loser – who's the loser?"
Somehow, I suspect that it will be the poor bloody taxpayer.

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