Barclays: advantage Diamond | Editorial

The Treasury select committee unwittingly made a compelling case for a judge-led investigation into banking On show on Wednesday in parliament was a textbook display of the limits of parliamentary inquiries. The newly ejected boss of one of the world’s biggest, and now most disgraced, banks spent an afternoon supposedly being grilled by the Treasury […]


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Barclays bank: too big to obey the rules | Editorial

It needs to be uncovered just how far this market-fixing went – this has all the makings of systemic scandal “There was a period of remorse and apology for banks, and I think that period needs to be over,” Barclays’ boss Bob Diamond declared last year. Not if Wednesday’s news is anything to go by, […]


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Barclays chief complains to MPs over tax avoidance scheme closures

Bob Diamond says Treasury move inflicted ‘unnecessary damage’ on the bank’s reputation Bob Diamond, chief executive of Barclays, has complained to MPs about the “unnecessary damage” inflicted on the bank’s reputation after the move by the government in February to close two “aggressive” tax avoidance schemes. In a letter to Andrew Tyrie, the Conservative MP […]


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