The Week in Cartoons

Faith in the British banking system reached a new low this week.

While the tax-paying public have tolerated billion-pound bail-outs, the account problems faced by many Royal Bank of Scotland customers and the news that consumers may have been paying more for loans and mortgages than they should have means patience with Britain’s banks is at its limit.

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Barclays were exposed this week for manipulating the inter-bank lending rate while an ongoing investigation could see more major names in the banking sector linked to the scandal.

The Conservatives strained relationship with Europe also came to the fore with David Cameron’s floating of a possible referendum on the country’s continued membership of the EU.