<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/10/barclays-preens.html">Sean Farrell: Barclays preens while others face reality</a>

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When the Government said last week that banks taking part in its rescue scheme would have to support lending to small businesses and home buyers and limit executive pay many in the City thought this was just window dressing to justify bailing out the financial system. How wrong they were.