IMAGINE my surprise when I went into Barclays Bank Skipton to find it heaving.

I expected on a Tuesday morning to find it empty, after all foot fall is down and no one uses banks anymore.

Why do corporate businesses treat us like idiots, just be honest, it's a cost saving, it's a legal duty to maximise shareholder's stock, most executives are on inflation busting salaries to include options on shares and incentives.

We love capitalism it's great for the UK, more corporate tax, and money into the economy, so just be honest with us.

You can tell us Father Christmas doesn't exist, then again perhaps he does - there's always Nationwide.

M D Clipston

Cross Hills