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Last updated: 24 february, 2010 - 18:40 GMT

Have bankers learnt any lessons?

This year's general election in Britain will be taking place against a background of an economy that appears to be emerging from its deepest recession since the 1930s.

The downturn was sparked by a crisis in the banking sector, which left a legacy of problems for many voters, especially those who lost their jobs.

There is a public perception that bankers have come through it without much pain, but have they learnt their lesson?

The BBC's economics correspondent, Andrew Walker, met two in a bar in London's financial district.

They do not have permission to speak to the media so neither they nor their employers can be named.

View of the City of London

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They would have been far more welcome in the upmarket London car dealer Andrew Walker visited.

The owner of Sparks Cars, Vaughan Davies, gave him a re-enactment of a typical sale to a banker before the crisis.

1975 Ferrari

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First broadcast 24 February 2010

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