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Issue No. 2069

“There are always good days and bad days.”
Adam Applegarth, the chief executive of Northern Rock

on the crisis at the company

“Northern Rock is a sound and safe bank.”
British Bankers Association

“Everyone should calm down and refrain from making simplistic comments in a very complex area.”
British Bankers’ Association

“Don’t panic.”
Adam Applegarth in his message to the bank’s customers

“There is no need for Northern Rock customers to panic.”
Lucy Farndon, deputy City editor of the Daily Mail

“They’re telling us not to worry, but we’ve heard it before, with Marconi.”
William Gough queuing to withdraw his savings from Northern Rock in London

“I don’t want to be the mug left without my savings.”
Gary Diamond, Northern Rock customer

“Things cannot go on exactly as before... Northern Rock is not a disaster for capitalism, but it is a warning, and one that only reckless idiots would fail to heed.”
Daily Telegraph in an editorial calling for a tighter credit culture

“The public relations of all concerned has been extraordinarily bad.”
Douglas MacWilliams, head of the Centre of Economic Business Research

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Who Says?
Tue 18 Sep 2007, 19:15 BST
Issue No. 2069
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