read moreThe Bank of England has cut interest rates in the UK by one-and-a-half percentage points to 3%, its lowest since 1955, in a shock move.
Last month it cut rates from 5% to 4.5% in an emergency move co-ordinated with other central banks.
There had been widespread calls from industry for a major cut as the country begins to face up to the prospect of a deep recession.
It is the most dramatic cut since a two percentage point reduction in 1981.
Damn... we won't see the benefit of this at a time when we most need to - we're tied into a northern rock mortgage for a few more years.