After the financial fiasco of the last week, and the subsequent "bailing out" of the major financial institutions by the US and UK governments, the Chancellor, Alistair Darling, was asked a simple question during an interview on GMTV. "Will you be raising taxes to cover the cost?" FOUR times he was asked. Four times he spouted complete ballooks about the world economy and the need to support the financial sector, skirting the issue. The whole situation has been brought about by irresponsible lending, greed and incompetance of the money men, and I for one fail to see why we should fund via taxes this financial band-aid. Answer the questions posed, Darling. Stand by for the November budget.