Fred Goodwin

Revealed: The Most Awful Brit Alive Today - And What To Do With Him

Bill Coles | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK
Bill Coles

Though it's never yet been run, I wish somebody could start up a popularity contest to decide, once and for all, who is The Most Awful Brit Alive Toda...

Cecil Who?

Dr Arlo Brady | Posted 13.08.2016 | UK
Dr Arlo Brady

Here's a question. Three months ago, had you heard of Cecil the Lion? I certainly hadn't, and I doubt that many, outside of the Oxford-based group that studied him, would have been able to pick him out of a watering-hole police line-up. The digital news revolution is characterised by this sort of story.

RBS Worker Claims 'Puerile, Prancing Millionaire' Russell Brand Ruined His Lunch

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK

Russell Brand has received a brutally hilarious tongue-lashing after a protest which saw an irate City worker miss his lunch. Blogger and City wor...

'Is Alan Sugar Black?' What Google Autocomplete Says About Business Leaders

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Business leaders! Want to know what the general public think of you? Thanks to Google, you can. Simply type in your own name followed by the word ...

Is Ex-RBS Boss Fred The Shred Trying To Vanish From The Internet?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Politics

The home of disgraced former Royal Bank of Scotland chief Fred Goodwin has vanished from Google Street View, just weeks after the search giant agreed ...

Is Ethical Banking an Oxymoron?

Ian Middleton | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK
Ian Middleton

On the day that Royal Bank of Scotland announced a bonus payout to it's staff of £588million in spite of an operating loss of £8.24billion, one had to wonder if any lessons were really learnt from the mess that was left after the banking crash only a few years ago...

Have The Energy Giants Got As Bad As 'Fred The Shred'?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Politics

Energy giants are facing a crisis of trust that could leave them as publicly disgraced as the banking industry was after Fred Goodwin's mismanagement ...

Five People Who Shot To Fame In The Recession

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK

On October 24th 2008, the UK economy started to contract in the first sign of the recession taking hold. This came as the International Monetary F...

Asa Bennett

Where Have All The British Bankers Gone? | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK

The Royal Bank Of Scotland revealed today that New Zealander Ross McEwan would take over from Yorkshireman Stephen Hester as chief executive on Octob...

If We Ruled the World...

James Christie | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Christie

According to the Daily Mail Callie Rogers, Britain's youngest lottery winner, is broke but happy. I've been broke. I was not happy.

Ex-HBOS Boss Quits Job With Private Equity Firm

PA | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK

Former HBOS chief executive Sir James Crosby has stepped down from his role with private equity firm Bridgepoint following a damning report into the c...

Worse Than Fred The Shred?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK

Bankers who ran HBOS in the run-up to its dramatic collapse are ultimately to blame for its failures, and should never be allowed to work in the finan...

RBS's Prized American Division 'Citizens' A Takeover Target For Brazilian Bank

PA | Posted 05.08.2012 | UK

Royal Bank of Scotland's prized American division Citizens was today reported to be a £10 billion target for one of Brazil's biggest banks. The Rh...

Fred Goodwin Should Have Kept His Knighthood, Says Alistair Darling

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Politics

The decision to strip Fred Goodwin of his knighthood following the near-collapse of the Royal Bank of Scotland was a "terrible mistake", Alistair Darl...

Could the Bankers Leave Our Money on the Dresser on Their Way Out?

Nick Wealthall | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK Comedy
Nick Wealthall

Bankers' bonuses are in the news again. Actually so are Network Rail's and the people who do student loans. Give it a week or two and that extra fiver I gave my cleaner for doing the fridge last week will be under scrutiny.

10 O'Clock Live: Satire is Still in Short Supply

Richard Berry | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Entertainment
Richard Berry

If 10 O'Clock Live leads to Mitchell getting his own chat show it will have achieved something worthwhile. Until that happens, the powers-that-be have little to worry about if this represents the best satire we can produce.

'Prove the Critics Wrong' Hester Urges RBS

Posted 07.02.2012 | UK

Royal Bank of Scotland boss Stephen Hester has broken his silence after waiving a near-£1 million bonus by urging the bank's staff to "prove critics ...

David Cameron's Phantom Veto

Emma Reynolds | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK Politics
Emma Reynolds

After the last EU Council meeting in December, David Cameron was given a hero's welcome on his return by Tory MPs. However the mood of the House of Commons and his backbenchers has dramatically changed since then as it became clear that the much trumpeted "veto" didn't in fact stop anything from going ahead and left Britain weaker, not stronger, in Europe... the failure of Cameron's strategy in Europe has been exposed and will continue to damage British interests long past the headlines of this week's papers.

Barclays To Defend Self Against 'Banker Bashing'

PA | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK

Barclays will reportedly attempt to defend itself against "banker bashing" this week by revealing that it has cut pay and met targets for lending to b...

Goodwin Resigns As Trustee Of Queen's Jubilee Charity

PA | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK

Disgraced banker Fred Goodwin has resigned as a trustee of a prestigious charity which has close links with the Queen. Goodwin left the Queen's Sil...

Goodwin Resigns As Trustee Of Queen's Jubilee Charity

PA | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK

Disgraced banker Fred Goodwin has resigned as a trustee of a prestigious charity which has close links with the Queen. Goodwin left the Queen's Sil...

This Issue Really Will Destroy The Coalition... Won't It?

Dave Cohen | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Politics
Dave Cohen

Clegg has, very publicly, ahead of the next budget, urged Chancellor George Osborne to speed up coalition plans to take the lowest earners out of income tax, and to pay for this by taxing richer people

Press Pressure; Bankers, Beware

Callum Jones | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK
Callum Jones

I don't sympathise with someone for obtaining a multi-million pound pay packet, but I do sympathise with someone if they are bombarded with a constant stream of abuse on an unfair basis.

Funny In 140 Characters: This Week's Best Jokes On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Comedy

How many Chris Huhnes does it take to change a lightbulb? None. He's not Energy Secretary anymore. Yes, folks, welcome to the end of the week. The ...

Bread, Circuses and Stephen Hester

Lorna Fitzsimons | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Politics
Lorna Fitzsimons

I shed no tears for Stephen Hester, the chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland. But Hester's public humiliation - and, though the two individuals are very different, also that of Sir-no-more Fred Goodwin - was nothing but a modern-day version of the Roman games.