Bank Bosses Interrogated: Modern Day Stocks (Live video)

You may have heard that the banks are in a little trouble these days … and the UK public have through the generosity of the Government have piled money into them to make sure they don’t go bust.
This morning the MPs from the House of …

Bank Bosses Interrogated: Modern Day Stocks (Live video)You may have heard that the banks are in a little trouble these days … and the UK public have through the generosity of the Government have piled money into them to make sure they don’t go bust.

This morning the MPs from the House of Commons Treasury Committee have their chance to ask some of the old bosses of the banks – Sir Fred Goodwin, Sir Tom McKillop, Andy Hornby and Lord Stevenson of Coddenham – some questions as to quite how this jolly mess came to be.

The media has trailed it as the revenge of the MPs, making it the closest we, the general public have at the old process of putting them in stocks and throwing rotten tomatoes at bank bosses.

For your convenience, we’ve embedded the video player of the event going on live. The session is no longer live, but you can watch the archive of it

More background on the Parliament site

Tuesday, 10th February, 2009 9:59am

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henry

They might have started off by saying they’re sorry, but they appear to be shifting back to their true form – arrogant bunch of bankers.

adrian nicholas

window dressing

Stormtrooper
They have said they didn’t see this coming! they have admitted that they do not have banking qualifications! So, how and why did they get these CEO jobs? There are calls that individual borrowers should bare the blame as they took the credit on offer. This is a bit like a drug dealer who has a drug legalised and gets 99% of the population hooked and dependant… Read more »
BigEars

Henry – above – must be a cockney because his comment is definitely rhyming slang.