Alastair Darling has dismissed speculation that the Government would âprint moneyâ to ease the pain of recession.
âNobody is talking about printing money,â he said. âThere is a debate to be had about what you do to support the economy as interest rates approach zero, as they are in the US, but for us that is an entirely hypothetical debate.â
Does he mean
a) any debate regarding âwhat to doâ is entirely hypothetical? They have already decided to print money.
b) Heâs not going to print money, just mint pound coins.
c) Nobody is talking about it, especially to the cabinet or parliament, but they are going to do it anyway.
d) There is a âDâ notice on the entire subject and they are busy doing it at this exact moment.
e) We call it quantitative easing, nobody is mentioning printing money.