Merchant Bank that threatened to leave UK ‘just went round corner and waited’
A bank that had insisted it would quit the country over reforms to the financial sector, was found this afternoon, safe and well outside Canon Street Tube Station.
Passer-by, Sarah Evans, noticed the bank hovering around the entrance to the District Line, looking nervous and upset. ‘At first it wouldn’t say anything and kept looking over its shoulder, but when I asked whether the other banks knew where it was, it became tearful and that’s when I called the Bank of England.’
A spokesman for the City of London said they were grateful for the bank’s return but hadn’t been unduly worried. ‘To be honest, they say they’re going to do this every five minutes but, spookily, they’re always back in time for their bonuses.’