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Don’t turn back into Stalin, Gordon


brown1.jpgThe system was bust, something had to be done and what Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling did on Monday with their bank rescue package was a bold and sound move, newspapers agreed.

But many worried about how the government will now use its huge stakes in the banks and several had words of warning.

“Gone is Mr Bean but don’t turn into Stalin,” said the Daily Mail, noting how the financial crisis has transformed Brown’s political fortunes from the days when Lib Dem Deputy Leader Vince Cable launched his infamous jibe in the Commons.

“It is imperative that ministers keep well out of the day-to-day running of the banks they now control,” the paper said. “But can they be trusted?”