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?