Politics 28 February 2013 "We will do our best to see if the taxpayers' money can be returned, but the bank was in a terrible mess” Business quote of the day. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML "We will do our best to see if the taxpayers' money can be returned, but the bank was in a terrible mess” Sir Philip Hampton, chairman of RBS, tells ITV's Daybreak he did not know if taxpayers would ever get back the money used to rescue the bank. RBS reported losses of £5.2bn this morning. › Leader: Lord Ashcroft’s public service Photograph: Getty Images Helen Roxburgh is the online editor of Economia Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Jeremy Corbyn has found a vulnerable spot on Theresa May and trade Politicians are worried that their pensions are destroying the planet. Is yours? Nap Store: Where did all these new mattress start-ups come from?