Thousands are losing their jobs through no fault of their own because bankers who made millions during the good times are calling in the loans which their employers need to stay afloat.
Homes are being repossessed across the country, but not the penthouse flats and country piles of bank bosses who thought nothing of taking home vast seven-figure bonuses, and consider £1 million a year a modest income.
Ministers have been spending their time focussing on eroding our most treasured individual freedoms, while doing little or nothing to curb criminal behaviour by the banks.
The DNA database containing the samples of hundreds of thousands of entirely innocent people...the largest number of CCTV cameras in the world...anti-terrorist powers being deployed against dog foulers...restrictions on telling religious jokes...
All of these intrusive, liberty-sapping polices were developed while the banks were blowing billions on reckless sub-prime lending.