The Great Debate UK

from UK News:

Bankers offer act of contrition

In the Middle Ages the four ousted British bankers who brought the Royal Bank of Scotland and HBOS to the brink of collapse would have probably had to endure the public humiliation of sitting in the stocks. 

On Tuesday the likes of former RBS chairman Tom McKillop and  former RBS chief executive Fred Goodwin had to undergo a more civilised form of public humiliation - a grilling by Parliament's Treasury committee.

Given the public outrage over their huges salaries and bonuses for banks that are receiving state aid the bankers' parliamentary appearance could have not have come at a worse time.

Not surprisingly then McKillop, Goodwin as well as former HBOS chairman Dennis Stevenson and former HBOS chief executive Andy Hornby were quick to say sorry.