Posts Tagged “fred goodwin”

The LDV 2×2 Daily View (15/5/09)

by Stephen Tall on May 15, 2009

Our daily review and preview of the day’s big stories… 2 Big Stories MPs’ expenses dominate the headlines … again Another day, another bleak day for Parliamentary politics. Former Agriculture minister Elliot Morley was suspended from the Labour party for (…)

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LDV readers say: government should stick by pension promise to Sir Fred

by Stephen Tall on March 17, 2009

Two weeks ago – at the height of the political storm surrounding RBS’s Sir Fred Goodwin’s £693,000 £703,000 a year pension pay-out – LDV asked our readers: How do you think the issue of Sir Fred Goodwin’s RBS pension should (…)

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NEW POLL: How do you solve a problem like Sir Fred?

by Stephen Tall on March 2, 2009

The debate has raged all over the weekend about what exactly the Government should do (if anything) about the £650,000 per year pension to which Sir Fred Goodwin, former chief executive of RBS, is entitled thanks to a deal struck (…)

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Vince on Sir Fred Goodwin

by Stephen Tall on March 2, 2009

As we have come to relish and expect, Lib Dem deputy leader Vince Cable – who is acting party leader during Nick Clegg’s fortnight’s paternity leave – has been dispensing his wisdom on the current furore surrounding the £650,000 a (…)

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Join the campaign to Shred John Prescott’s £1.5m Pension

by Stephen Tall on March 1, 2009

Today the Government, in the person of Harriet Harman, announced it would legislate retrospectively to terminate Sir Fred Goodwin’s £650,000 a year pension, five months after Labour business minister Lord Myners agreed to the deal. I don’t always agree with (…)

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