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McKillop says Government knew of Goodwin's pension

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There is something ugly about this surge in public virtue

Government plans protest vote on Sir Fred's pension

UK Financial Investments (UKFI), the government body overseeing its banking interests, is planning a protest vote against Sir Fred Goodwin’s £700,000-a-year pension at the Royal Bank of Scotland annual general meeting on Friday.

Bruce Anderson: Stop lecturing us Mr Brown – you'll have time enough next year

Frau Merkel, for one, is in no mood to buy an ill-thought-out fiscal package

James Daley: Why is privatisation such a dirty word?

Walking through Waterloo station this morning, I was handed a flyer by someone campaigning against the privatisation of Royal Mail. Amongst its "10 reasons to SAY NO" was the rather rash and unsupported statement that it would "repeat the mistakes of privatisations in other industries".

Hermione Eyre: Vandalism leaves a bitter aftertaste

Was that a smirk in the newscaster's voice as he announced that Fred Goodwin's home had been vandalised? A "he-had-it-coming" curl of the lip? Perhaps not (headline readers are admirably po-faced) but certainly, the public response to the news that Sir Fred's windows had been smashed had an unmistakable undercurrent of jubilance. Which gives me the shivers.

Warning after Goodwin's home attacked

An emailed statement warned today of further attacks on bankers after the home of former RBS boss Sir Fred Goodwin was damaged by vandals.

The dark art of Radiohead

The mysterious Stanley Donwood is known as the band's sixth member. And his vicious depictions of bankers are in tune with the times

Credit crisis diary

Former UBS chairman faces mob rage

Pirc calls on investors to reject RBS pay plans

Investors should vote against Royal Bank of Scotland's executive pay proposals at the annual meeting next month, the corporate governance advisers Pirc said yesterday, citing concerns over the former chief executive's controversial pension.

Sir Fred could face legal action over role at failed bank

RBS board launches investigation into what former chief executive knew about risky sub-prime trading

Darling rejects bankers' pay cap

Alistair Darling has refused to cap the level of pay and bonuses handed to the bosses of Britain's bailed-out banks because of the dent it would make in Treasury coffers.

RBS and Citigroup cancel jets for top executives

Royal Bank of Scotland and Citigroup have cancelled orders for private jets for top executives in the wake of the financial crash and a public backlash over corporate perks, French planemaker Dassault Aviation said today.

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