Archive of 17 September 2007

Customers continue to panic despite chancellor's attempts to calm the storm.

Darling calls for calm as Northern Rock loses £2bn

Panicked Northern Rock customers have withdrawn an estimated £2 billion following the Bank of England's (BoE) decision to provide emergency funding to the bank on Friday.

  • Mr Cable blames govt for current market turbulence.

    Cable: House prices will crash

    Vince Cable warned the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton today of a house price crash if Gordon Brown does not curb the excesses in the economy.

  • Campbell calls for parliament to review the Human Rights Act.

    Call for human rights audit

    Menzies Campbell last night accused the government of "trampling on human rights" by eroding civil liberties and failing to defend the Human Rights Act.

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