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Fred Goodwin set to be stripped of knighthood

January 22, 2012

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written for the New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard Former RBS head could lose his knighthood as Cameron talks tough on executive pay. David Cameron has called for the removal of Fred Goodwin’s knighthood after formally asking the honours committee to revoke the award. The former head of RBS was given the honour as […]

Forecasters warn UK “already back in recession”

January 22, 2012

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written for the New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard  Interest rates set to remain low until 2016 as fears of double-dip recession continue to grow. A leading economic think tank has claimed that growth will remain so low for the next four years that the current base rate of 0.5 per cent will remain […]

Müller announce deal to buy Scottish dairy company

January 22, 2012

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written for the New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard  £279.5m deal agreed for Robert Wiseman Dairies after swift negotiations with German company Müller. German dairy company Müller Group have agreed a deal with Robert Wiseman Dairies which will see the Scottish company bought for £279.5m. The deal represents a 60 per cent increase on […]

Labour MP leaves media role after Hitler video gaffe

January 22, 2012

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written for the New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard Tom Harris causes further embarrassment to Labour after uploading spoof video of Alex Salmond. Labour MP, Tom Harris, has quit his role as internet advisor for the Scottish Labour Party after posting a video depicting First Minister and SNP leader Alex Salmond as Hitler. The […]