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bail out

To abandon aircraft by parachute and not with the help of an ejection seat, if fitted.
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PRIME Minister David Cameron yesterday vowed to remain "eternally vigilant in all matters European" after heading off a big British bill for a second EU bail-out for Greece.
A "RADICAL" overhaul of the UK banking system is needed to prevent taxpayers from picking up the bill for future bail-outs, MPs said today.
Remuneration is a thorny issue for banks after the Government bail-outs and, although Barclays did not receive state aid, its policies will be scrutinised for signs of a return to the old days of high risk and big rewards.
State bail-outs of the financial and automotive industries are driving demands for such spending to be made transparent, which should lead more governments to adopt international public-sector accounting standards (Ipsas), he said.
Budget documents show taxpayer losses from UK bank bail-outs could hit pounds 50 billion.
The Prime Minister's appearance before the Commons Liaison Committee was the first since the taxpayer-funded bank bail-outs, VAT cut and other measures were introduced last year in a bid to counter the downturn.
Secondly, there have been a number of state bail-outs, notably during the banking crisis of the mid-1980s, when the economy went into recession because of a slump in oil prices.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that borrowing - excluding the distorting effect of bank bail-outs - was PS9.
Economists said Chancellor George Osborne "had a long way to go" to repair the public finances as figures from the Office for National Statistics showed borrowing - excluding the distorting effect of bank bail-outs - was PS9.
Borrowing costs in Spain, which is holding a general election this weekend, were its highest since 1997 and the same level that left Ireland and Portugal in need of bail-outs.
Germany and France are pressing for the use of the European Financial Stability Mechanism to spread the cost of any future bail-outs.
Greece and the Irish Republic have needed bail-outs, and Portugal is also now asking for help.