007 joins the fight

Mole was tickled to learn that the fight to stop Lloyds TSB\'s takeover of HBOS secured some last-minute celebrity backing from none other than 007, Sir Sean Connery.

The smooth-talking Scot sent a personal message of support to the Merger Action Group claiming the takeover was not in the interests of Scotland or HBOS. Although 007 could not defy the will of the UK government this time round, there’s always room for a sequel. Just think of the ad campaign: The name’s Bond. Mortgage Bond.