Does that mean I’m a shareholder now? Well I am a tax-payer.
I’ll be totally honest – I am clueless about all things financial.
When they report on house prices, inflation and interest rates, my only capable concern is how it will affect my monthly mortgage repayments and whether our property has increased in value.
When they mention the market economy, I picture our little market in town quaintly managing its financial affairs.
When they talk about adverse market conditions, I think to myself, I’d better avoid having a rummage around the market today and save it for a brighter day.
When people talk about banks and bankers and I see all that shouting and mad waving of arms at the London stock-exchange, I just think it would be far easier and a lot more civil if they used ebay.
Likewise, this Northern Rock issue leaves me feeling confused and really quite gormless.
One thing I do know – it’s Margaret Thatcher’s fault. And George Bush of course.