LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Tension over a tax the U.K. government has made on banker bonuses grew as a top regulator reportedly said it wouldn't be bad if banks departed the country. Several banks -- and other City institutions like broker-dealer Tullett Prebon that aren't necessarily impacted by the tax -- have made noises about parts of their British-based staff outside the country after Chancellor Alistair Darling announced a tax on 50% of banker bonuses above 25,000 pounds, or roughly $40,000. See full story. But a senior Bank of England official told the BBC World Service on Friday that departures wouldn't be such a bad thing. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/uk-bonus-tensions-grow-as-regulator-says-leave-2009-12-18 ROFL ! Excellent news for the rest of financial centers in Europe, or ?