Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said the current global financial crisis has "laid bare the weaknesses of unbridled free markets".
What fucking "unbridled free markets"? There wasn't a free market in banking, and there hasn't been for many, many decades (and possibly ever): apart from anything else, the very goods that they deal in—currency—is state controlled. The state has always tried to interfere in banking, and those interferences produce distortions.
Banking. Is. Not. A. Free. Market.