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Fred Goodwin has lost his title,,Hip Hip Hooray.......
Well that's the country's financial problems over then.
Any chance of this crook(allegedly) facing the courts?.
Hurrah! A man guilty of very poor judgement but not anything criminal loses his bauble.
We're saved! All hail the sacrificial lamb.
On the grounds of "Bringing the knighthood system into disrepute" are the words being used on Radio 4 PM show.
On the grounds of mocking the poor would have been more accurate.
Good. Maybe he can use some of that £600k a year pension on a new Walt title.
And still, Lord Taylor of Warwick & Lord Hanningfield who were both found guilty of fraud and did pokey time for it, are allowed to keep their seats and titles in the House of Lords. Agree with sixty, the sacrificial lamb has had it's blood spilled. Gesture politics, nothing more, nothing less.
"The Baron of Castleshortt" may soon be available.
Thank God for that only another few hundred other to$$ers/w4nkrs and ne'rdowells to go. Then we have their Lordships in the House of Peers to look at and then most of the members of the bar. After that there is ......... oh and Alex Salmond!
Just breaking on Auntie.
The Queen cancelled and annulled the title following Whitehall advice.
BBC News - Former RBS boss Fred Goodwin stripped of knighthood
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Dunno if any other bankers have been given honors & awards but here's hoping that they will all loose them all.
I never thought I'd feel the slightest sympathy for the man but it's amazing what our political establishment can achieve when it puts its mind to it.
He'll still live nice & comfortably with what he left with, although stripping him of the Knighthood is a start,
As already stated Properganda Politics.
Apart from Freds inability to book a fine restaurant table..He'll hardly be bothered.
So what's that achieved then?
RBS is now a poison chalice they'll never get rid of it.
You give a man a knighthood and then take it away for a mistake which it's since been revealed that it was backed by Scotlands finacial genius Alex Salmond.
His replacement can't collect contractoral bonus' due to the faux outrage of the Labour party who wrote the contract.
Milliband and Balls will be going home tonight thinking job done we're great yet quietly forgeting it was their bosses that let the banks run wild in the first place.
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