BBC Linky So the government will underwrite the UK banking system with taxpayers' money without telling anyone they're doing it? But rest assured: Well, that's all right, then. Heaven forfend that banks which have fallen foul of their own greed and cupidity should have to pay the price themselves. That would shake the foundations of our banking system. Well, call me Mr Picky, but if a bank gets itself into this sort of pickle in the first place perhaps a bit of shaking is what's deperately needed.