Politics 1 July 2013 "I knew they were bad, bad, bad" Business quote of the day. Print HTML "I knew they were bad, bad, bad" David Drumm, former boss of Anglo Irish Bank, has spoken for the first time since recorded phone calls during the banks collapse, which eventually cost Irish taxpayers €30bn, were published. The tapes, released to the Irish Independent last week, revealed senior executives at the bank singing the German national anthem as deposits were guaranteed from the EU, admitting that they plucked the €7bn bail out figure out of thin air and Drumm saying he would "probably punch" Finance Minister Brian Lenihan. › Will MPs reclaim the power to vote against a pay rise? Photograph: Getty Images Subscribe More Related articles An unmatched font of knowledge Leader: On capitalism and insecurity Cabinet audit: what does the appointment of Liam Fox as International Trade Secretary mean for policy?