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Friday, 9 November 2007

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Northern Rock manager counts the number of happy customers

Northern Rock's eBay sale has received a massive response from the auction site's followers. Proving beyond doubt that there is always someone out there that wants the useless stuff that you need to sell, bidding has now reached a massive £5.31.

The counter on the bank's eBay page shows that literally tens of people have looked at the auction although it is thought that some of them may have been confused with the ever popular 'Northern Soul' CD section.

Senior economists at the Bank of England are said to be worried that if the bidding does not reach the £40 billion mark, they will not recover the money that has been lent to Northern Rock. Head of Lending at the Bank of England, Sir Clive Clivington, said that plans were under way to keep the Bank of England stable should they not recover the full £40 billion.

Sir Clive, speaking exclusively to The Spoof, commented, "We have been on the phone for most of the day to Ocean Finance and they are willing to reschedule all the debts we will be left with if Northern Rock sinks like a northern rock".

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