Politics 24 July 2013 Vince Cable: Bank of England are a "capital Taliban" Business quote of the day. Print HTML Vince Cable says the Bank of England have resembled a "capital Taliban" through its restrictions on lenders. In an interview with the Financial Times he said the central bank has held back the recovery. “One of the anxieties in the business community is that the so called "capital Taliban" in the Bank of England are imposing restrictions which at this delicate stage of recovery actually make it more difficult for companies to operate and expand “It is clear that the main banks are failing to support good British companies in key areas like exporting and innovation,” said the business secretary. › Memo to Cameron: immigrants aren't a "constant drain" on the UK - they're the reverse Vince Cable. Photograph: Getty Images Subscribe More Related articles Chinese loan sharks are using nudes as collateral. Is this the grim future of revenge porn? Tea Leavers and Champagne for Remain: what your shopping basket says about your EU stance “I’m a big boy”: What happened when MPs grilled Philip Green about the BHS scandal?