Financial Times' Lionel Barber to face more questions


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The Independent Online

Six months after appearing at the Leveson Inquiry, Lionel Barber, editor of the “Financial Times”, is due to be questioned at a very different hearing this afternoon when he will publicly defend his actions at an employment tribunal.

Steve Lodge is claiming unfair dismissal after being sacked from his job as a money writer at the FT after four and a half years for allegedly threatening a colleague. Barber's role in the affair will come under scrutiny after the National Union of Journalists chapel at the Pink Un claimed the sacking "cast grave doubts" over the paper's disciplinary procedures.