<a href="http://s-ogrady.livejournal.com/953.html">Sean O'Grady: Don't blame the banks</a>

Here we go again: banks as scapegoats once more. It was a very similar story in the last recession, in the early 1990s; at that time it was the banks' interest and other charges that were supposedly crucifying small businesses, and Chancellor Norman Lamont was the subject of media campaigns to stop the banks behaving like normal businesses.