Ex-BoE George on 1997 independence

Former Bank of England governor Eddie George said in an interview with the Financial Times Wednesday 2 May that he didn't consider resigning when the BoE was given independence in 1997, relieving it of the role of supervising commercial banks.

"Quite seriously, I didn't think about it," George told the Financial Times in an interview published on Wednesday.

"The irritation came and went but the frustration was that I had to talk to the supervisory staff and I couldn't tell them what was going t

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