Thursday, 2 April 2009


Gordon Brown's government finally begins to run out of money, as lenders decline to buy all the government bonds on offer.

Gordon Brown stages the G20 and organises a huge recapitalisation of the IMF.

Stephen Timms, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, tells the G20 briefing: "We have moved beyond the era of stigma around the IMF". (source: @paulwaugh)

Oh dear. Should we book some hotel rooms in London in case any IMF officials happen to visit soon?


  1. Ha! Mandy was saying the same thing on the news and my non-political flatmate said "looks like the IMF are on the way, then"...

    I have given up caring.

  2. You mean book some tickets abroad and take our money with us, surely.