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Monday 18 May 2009
Speaker Michael Martin faced direct calls for him to quit today over the Westminster expenses scandal but refused to give any indication if he would step down.
Wednesday 01 April 2009
Thursday 26 March 2009
Security at the homes of current and former senior executives at the Royal Bank of Scotland was being tightened yesterday after vandals staged a pre-dawn attack on the Edinburgh home of Sir Fred Goodwin and said it was "just the beginning" of a campaign against wealthy financiers.
Wednesday 04 March 2009
The £700,000-a-year pension being paid to Sir Fred Goodwin, the former chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, could have been cut to £416,000 a year, MPs were told yesterday.
Friday 27 February 2009
Gordon Brown today voiced his "anger" over the £693,000-a-year pension awarded to the former boss of Royal Bank of Scotland Sir Fred Goodwin, which the Prime Minister described as "unjustifiable and unacceptable".
Friday 27 February 2009
Outlook The row over Sir Fred Goodwin's pension is proving as much an embarrassment for the Government as it is for Sir Fred. "I know", some bright spark at the Treasury must have thought. "Let's completely overshadow one of the most important and high-risk policy initiatives of the modern age by leaking a bit more banker-bashing to the BBC". Fred's pension must have seemed just the ticket, demonstrating beyond dispute what greed-fuelled rogues all those bankers really were. If that was the idea, the plan has certainly succeeded, though probably not in quite the way intended.
Thursday 26 February 2009
Former Royal Bank of Scotland chief Sir Fred Goodwin's £650,000 pension was neither negotiated nor approved by the Government, Chancellor Alistair Darling said today.
Friday 23 January 2009
Ike and Tina Turner's Archive Series, a six-CD round-up of studio takes and alternative cuts, goes behind the wall of sound on one of the pair's enduring classics.
Sunday 18 January 2009
Thursday 08 January 2009
Wednesday 07 January 2009
High street giant Marks & Spencer today unveiled its worst sales figures for almost a decade and plans to axe up to 1,230 jobs.
Friday 19 December 2008
Thursday 18 December 2008
Under intense pressure to catch Rachel Nickell's killer, detectives resorted to unconventional tactics.
Monday 10 November 2008
Saturday 04 October 2008
My cousin-in-law Roy Lauder Cunningham, who died on 4 August, his 63rd birthday, was an uncommon civil servant. Equally at ease with the Lord Chancellor as he was with the most junior clerk, he earned a reputation as an exceptional manager, team builder and role model for a public servant. He will be remembered particularly for his work at the Department of Health on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill in 1989, where he led the team of policy officials involved in the complexities of its preparation and parliamentary stages. He often quoted the advice of his early mentor, James McGuiness: "Forget the mechanics. Find something new."
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