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. 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 More Related articles We are heading for the next recession – it's crucial the right people are in charge Five years of profitable themes and stocks… Chinese loan sharks are using nudes as collateral. Is this the grim future of revenge porn?