Flash: The Head of the Bank of England Confesses
“As I look back, it now seems that, with all the thought and work and good intentions, which we provided, we achieved absolutely nothing … nothing that I did, and very little that old Ben did, internationally produced any good effect — or indeed any effect at all except that we collected money from a lot of poor devils and gave it over to the four winds.”
Boyle, Andrew. 1967. Montagu Norman (London: Cassell): pp. 327-38.