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3 July 2013updated 22 Oct 2020 3:55pm

“I was told about this £20bn down the back of the sofa quite a long time ago”

Vince Cable on RBS: business quote of the day.

By Helen Roxburgh

“I was told about this £20bn down the back of the sofa quite a long time ago by Mr Hester, and I couldn’t understand his problem”

Vince Cable, business secretary, talks to the BBC after the state-owned bank RBS says it has discovered £20bn that can be lent to small firms.

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