Well, who'dathunkit? George Osbourne in surprise attack on the banks! And the bankers are livid, furious, shocked and angry. Poor dears.
It is probably the case that Osbourne has some political motive behind this move; pre-empting reaction to a wishy-washy agreement on the so-called 'Project Merlin' to restrain bonuses and increasing lending, or neutering Ed Balls. But I'll take it at face value for now and suggest he goes further and raises taxes for the other overpaid elements in society such as The Duke of Westminster, footballers, TV presenters, lawyers and local authority chief executives. Squeeze 'em till the pips squeak, Georgie Boy!