Eddie George on independence and supervision


In an interview given to Central Banking Publications back in 2000, Sir Eddie George, the former governor of the Bank of England who died at the weekend, spoke on the Bank's then new-found independence, the recent loss of its supervisory function, the problems then facing the world financial system and the euro.

You are the first governor of a legally independent Bank of England. You and your colleagues must have a sense of making history. But it has been up to you to make a success of that lega