After the financial crisis Banks like RBS were bailed out by the government and the taxpayers. This has led to the austerity that we feel today, causing huge cutbacks to the funding of schools, hospitals and policing and some people experience real hardship. If we hadn't bailed out the banks, would life be better in Britain?
If instead we had bailed out the savers and safeguard some business rather than the corrupt bankers I believe the country would have been in a better position. Allowing some banks to go bust would have ensured that those responsible for the mess should have been punished.