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Darling leads criticism of Goodwin decision

February 3, 2012

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written for New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard Former Labour Chancellor disapproves of government move. The decision to strip Fred Goodwin of his knighthood has been criticised by former Chancellor Alistair Darling, who described the move as “tawdry” and taken “on a whim”. Darling led a chorus of discontent from various high-profile figures who […]

Government will not intervene on RBS bonus payments

January 31, 2012

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written for New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard Downing Street says “We are not going to micro-manage bonuses”. David Cameron will not force any RBS executives to turn down bonus payments, despite growing calls for government intervention on executive pay. On Sunday, RBS chief executive Stephen Hester announced that he will not be accepting […]

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 […]

Labour Party Conference 2011 – Liverpool

October 23, 2011

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Ed Miliband’s first year as leader of the Labour Party has been severely hampered by caution, with his reluctance to define his political ideology frustrating for many. A lack of clear narrative has been largely responsible for his failure to inspire his own party – and indeed the wider public – all of whom are […]