HSBC, and Barclays have made profits of around three billion each, and already there is talk of outrageous bonus payouts.
These banks were bailed out by the taxpayer, putting the economy in the disastrous state it is now in, leading to years of recession before it recovers, leaving each and every one of us much poorer, thanks to the bankers irresponsibility.
The billions borrowed is "DEBT" owed to the taxpayer, and until it is paid, the banks HAVE no profit, as debts should be paid off before their bankruptcy is lifted,and they become a solvent business in their own right again.
Bankruptcy being the correct word, the word, the same banks use against members of the public who go out of business by loosing their assets.
Before any bonuses should be considered, the bankers should have to prove that there is a steady enough growth to warrant them, but most importantly pay off all debts first.
Why should the very people who put us into this mess in the first place, reap any benefits before we do?