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Reverend Paul Flowers in front of the Treasury Select Committee. Image: Getty

The Paul Flowers scandal exposes the rotten heart of the Labour movement

20 November 2013 11:53

There has naturally been plenty of unfavorable comment on how the Revd Paul Flowers, the ‘crystal Methodist’, was allowed by the Financial Services Authority to become chairman of the Co-op… Continue reading

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Is it horse? Or is it beef? And whose is it, anyway? Image: Getty

Never accept meat from strangers

16 May 2013 10:00

Never accept meat from strangers. That seems to be the lesson of the horsemeat scandal – at least for the ex-commercial director of Freeza Meats. In September 2012, an Environment Health… Continue reading

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The energy sector’s Libor-style scandal

13 November 2012 14:55

As David reported earlier, today’s Guardian carries allegations of price-fixing in the energy markets. The paper has an account by Seth Freedman, who worked as a price reporter at ICIS… Continue reading

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Ed Davey will make a statement to the House later today on allegations of price fixing in the wholesale gas market. Image: Getty.

Government responds well to energy price fixing claims

13 November 2012 9:17

It is a busy day on the economic front, with new inflation figures (which are expected to show an increase) to be released at 9.30am and Ed Davey, the energy secretary,… Continue reading

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The Treasury Select Committee criticised the FSA's oversight of RBS. Picture: Getty

MPs slam FSA’s ‘serious misjudgement’ on RBS

19 October 2012 8:27

The Treasury Select Committee has published a stinging report this morning on the failings of the Financial Services Authority’s oversight of RBS. The MPs on the committee was unimpressed, concluding… Continue reading

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Your three-point guide to today’s RBS report

12 December 2011 15:44

After months of delay, and much hounding by The Spectator’s Select Committee Chairman of the Year, Andrew Tyrie, the Financial Services Authority has finally released its report into the wheezing… Continue reading

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Collective failure exposed

4 December 2009 9:00

The National Audit Office’s report into the government’s handling of the banking crisis and taxpayers’ continued exposure is a pandora’s box of financial horrors. The NAO estimate that taxpayers are… Continue reading

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