mark: I do have to disagree with your last post.
There is no comparison betweem the Spanish property scandals & what is happening in the banking world. Of course, the sums involved in the banks are much greater than the property situation but to insult goodstich is taking things too far.
The banks have certainly taken advantage of the Uk taxpayer, & our stupid government has allowed that to happen.
In Spain however, peoples LIVES have been ruined & their homes destroyed by corrupt local councils/agents & lawyers. I don’t see that happening in the UK.