BANKERS have rejected Alistair Darling's plea not to return to the 'madness' that caused the recession, insisting they bloody love it.
In a keynote speech the chancellor said the high-risk, bonus-driven culture of the past must not be repeated, as bankers across the City of London laughed and laughed and laughed.
Julian Cook, from Donnelly-McPartlin, said: "What Mr Darling completely fails to understand is that I'm not right in the head.
"This is a picture of my daughter Maisie. I can let you have her for two grand and I'll even throw in the garden swing. You see what I mean? I am fucked up."
Martin Bishop, from Madeley- Finnegan, said: "It's the madness that gets me out of bed in the morning. Without it I'd go mad."
He added: "There are two reasons why people get into banking. One, you get access to some really excellent pens, and two, the absolutely enormous amounts of money.
"If you take away the money then I may as well go off and become something worthwhile like a nurse. Or a prostitute."
Shadow chancellor George Osborne said a Conservative government would radically overhaul the financial system while at the same time ensuring it remained 'nicely unhinged'.
Meanwhile commentators who earlier this year had predicted the end of capitalism were last night staring at the rock solid inevitability that everything was hurtling back to exactly the way it was.