Central bank figures however tell the true story. Reuter's report today, "Figures published by the Central Bank of Cyprus on Thursday showed that savers from other euro zone countries withdrew 18 percent of their deposits from the stricken island in February, as talk of a tax on bank accounts gained ground.
Overall private sector bank deposits in Cyprus fell by 2.2 percent to 46.4 billion euros last month, after a similar drop in January."So officially roughly 2 billion plus Euro left Cyprus banks in the run up to the crisis. Once the bezzle is discovered I expect the true figure to be twice that.
Still it all pales into insignificance compared with the profligate MEPs demands for an extra 11bn € on top of their existing 113 bn € budget. These guys do not live in the real world. Austerity is for other people not the political elite.
Tomorrow as its Easter I shall tell you tales of Moroccan holidays, untraceable taxi drivers and how some EUKIP bans are so very flexible and others are not.