I just want to express my disgust at the way so called loyal customers of the Northern Rock have rushed out in droves to contribute to the panic withdrawing of savings.  Northern Rock is a big employer in the North East, but more importantly gives 5% of its pre-tax profits to worthy causes across the North East and Cumbria through their Northern Rock Foundation (£175m so far!).  They deserved a bit of loyalty and breathing space in their time of need and tens of thousands of panicked, short sighted fools ignored reason.