Sir Fred Goodwin

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...

'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 ...

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 ...

Sir Fred Goodwin - Wrong Place, Wrong Time...

Simon Dixon | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Politics
Simon Dixon

While Fred Goodwin seems to be the focus of many today with the stripping of his knighthood, it is very easy to single out somebody to blame for the m...

'Whiff Of The Lynch Mob' - Goodwin Decision Sparks Criticism

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Politics

The decision to strip Fred Goodwin of his knighthood was described as "tawdry" and a "distraction" by Alistair Darling and Alex Salmond, as the busine...

'Something Tawdry': Darling Hits Out

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.02.2012 | UK Politics

Alistair Darling has criticised the "tawdry" treatment meted out to Fred Goodwin after the banker was humiliatingly stripped of his knighthood. The...

Unions Welcome Goodwin 'Token Gesture'

Posted 31.01.2012 | UK

A leading union has welcomed the decision to strip former RBS chief executive Fred Goodwin of his knighthood. David Fleming, national officer of Un...

Premier League Banker Can't Avoid The Drop

Posted 31.01.2012 | UK

Fred Goodwin's life in the banking premier league was shattered as the taxpayer rescue of his wounded bank turned him into a target for public anger. ...

Fred Goodwin Joins Robert Mugabe, Lester Piggott And Nicolae Ceausescu After Being Stripped of Knighthood

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK

The inglorious stripping of Fred Goodwin’s knighthood today puts the former RBS boss in the company of a colourful list of characters who have exper...

Ex-RBS Boss Sir Fred Goodwin Stripped Of His Knighthood

Posted 01.02.2012 | UK

Ex-banker Fred Goodwin's disgrace was completed when he was humiliatingly stripped of his knighthood on Tuesday. The award was "cancelled and annul...

Bashing Stephen Hester's Bonus Was Counter-Productive

Chris McCarthy | Posted 31.03.2012 | UK Politics
Chris McCarthy

The popular sport of 'bashing bankers', such a ubiquitous feature of global discourse over the last few years, is gearing up for a fresh season. The prize catch this year is Stephen Hester, Chief Executive of the troubled Royal Bank of Scotland, who waived his share-bonus valued at £963,000 after coming under a bruising barrage of public vitriol and political point-scoring.

Stephen Hester To Waive RBS Bonus Payment

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.03.2012 | UK

Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Stephen Hester is to waive his 2011 bonus, the bank said on Sunday night. In doing so, Hester will not take...

Labour To Force Commons Vote On RBS Bonus

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.03.2012 | UK Politics

Labour will force a Commons vote calling for Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Stephen Hester to be stripped of his bonus, a party source said to...

Paying Hester's Bonus IS 'Protecting Taxpayer', Says Treasury

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.03.2012 | UK

The Government was "protecting the taxpayer" by allowing the Royal Bank of Scotland bonus for chief executive Stephen Hester to go ahead, the Chief Se...

Pressure Mounts On Sir Stephen Hester To Waive Bonus

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 29.01.2012 | UK

The chief executive of the taxpayer-funded Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is facing mounting pressure to follow the bank's chairman and waive his bonus ...

Honours Controversies: Britain's Biggest Snubs

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Huxley | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK Politics

The government has officially released a list of 277 rebels who refused honours between the years 1951 and 1999. The names were released after an F...

Sir Fred Goodwin Could Lose Knighthood This Week

Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK

Former RBS boss Sir Fred Goodwin could discover whether he gets to keep his knighthood within days, David Cameron has revealed. Speaking during Pri...

Nick Clegg 'Sympathetic' To Calls For Sir Fred Goodwin To Lose Knighthood

PA | Posted 21.01.2012 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has said he is "sympathetic" to calls for former RBS boss Sir Fred Goodwin to be stripped of his knighthood. The Deputy Prime Minister's...

Miliband: Strip Goodwin Of Knighthood

PA | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK Politics

Labour leader Ed Miliband has thrown his weight behind calls for former RBS boss Sir Fred Goodwin to be stripped of his knighthood. He told the Dai...

Ed Balls: Brown's Boom And Bust Claims Were An 'Error'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Balls believes that Gordon Brown's continual claims of having eradicated the economics of boom and bust while in government "may have been a rhetor...

Sir Fred No Longer?

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK Politics

Sir Fred Goodwin's knighthood will be examined by a committee with the power to strip people of their honours, David Cameron said on Thursday. MPs ...

Should Sir Fred Lose His Knighthood?

PA | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK Politics

An MP leading calls for Sir Fred Goodwin to be stripped of his knighthood urged the Whitehall committee which reviews honours to make a special case o...

Bad Management And Deficient Regulation Caused RBS' Near Collapse

PA | Posted 10.02.2012 | UK

Poor management decisions and the last Labour government's light-touch regulatory regime were key factors in the near-collapse of Royal Bank of Scotla...