So - the figures are out. The Government want to nationalise Northern Rock. On the whim of Government, it could cost every one of us as taxpayers £2000 to bail out this institution.
But at fifty billion pounds, the amount ploughed into this farce by Labour is considerably more than the thirty three billion they spend on our armed forces.
When will this Government just admit to the British public that it has no idea of what it's doing - that it's lurching from one crisis of judgement to another, and using our money to do it?