I saw this in the print edition of The Telegraph, but there doesn't seem to be an online version—as such, I am forced to use The Mail's version of the story.
When Cameron Hope tried to get a loan to help his business grow he felt as if he were talking to a brick wall.
In fact, he became so angry with the banks’ refusal to lend that he decided to give them a taste of their own medicine.
In an action likely to strike a chord with businesses unable to secure loans across the country, Mr Hope and other protesters built an 8ft by 4ft wall of breeze blocks outside the entrance of [a bank branch] in Westbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset.
He was joined by other local business owners who have had trouble getting loans. They plastered the wall with placards proclaiming ‘Robbed by the banks we own’ and ‘Make the banks lend’.
"Robbed by the banks we own"—that's a powerful phrase, eh? A rallying cry for all those ordinary people who have been forced to bail out these greedy bankers and now find that these bastards are failing to lend at anything other than exorbitant rates—if at all.
It's a bit of a pity, therefore, that the bank that Mr Hope bricked up was a branch of Barclays—one of the few banks that the taxpayer did not, in fact, bail out...