Archive of 9 February 2009

The government says it will control rewards through its stake in RBS

Brown: No reward for failure

Gordon Brown has promised there would be "no rewards for failure" in the banking industry today, despite claims from economic analysts that the UK government is going easy on bankers.

  • Mr Cameron has brought in Eric Schmidt, Google's CEO

    Cameron hires Google boss for crisis team

    Tory leader David Cameron has unveiled a new economic recovery committee to discuss strategies to beat the financial crisis, including Eric Schmidt, Google's CEO, as international business adviser.

  • Mr Prescott said sites like Facebook can harness public anger

    Prescott launches Facebook anti-bonus campaign

    Former deputy prime minister John Prescott has launched an online campaign on social networking site Facebook to stop executive remuneration in failing banks.

  • Smith disappointed with Prof Nutt

    Smith 'disappointed' by drug czar's comments

    Home secretary Jacqui Smith has said she is "surprised and profoundly disappointed" by professor David Nutt's comments that taking ecstasy is no more dangerous than horse-riding.

  • Clarke will stay quiet on Europe

    Clarke to stay quiet on Europe

    Shadow business secretary, Kenneth Clarke, has refused to oppose the Tory position on Europe in the run-up to European elections, it was reported today.

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