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Robert Jenkins, a former member of the financial policy committee, said that taxpayers should be concerned that Barclays 'continues to sail close to the wind.
Our correspondent investigates if there has been any progress on this as yet of if the banks are continuing to sail close to the wind.
All of us involved had built up genuine concern that it is possible to sail close to the wind once.