We reported in this morning’s FT on the results of a poll carried out by Ipsos Mori of nearly 100 MPs from across all the Westminster parties on what they think of a range of economical questions.
The poll is done every year, but this is the first time a newspaper has got its hands on it. The results are revealing.
The most interesting finding is that the vast majority of MPs back separating investment and retail banks. Such a move, seen by many as an answer to preventing the high-risk activities of casino banks from posing a risk to ordinary borrowers, would go much further than the “ring-fence” being proposed by George Osborne.