Former RBS boss Fred Goodwin stripped of knighthood
Former Royal Bank of Scotland boss Fred Goodwin has had his knighthood removed.
Mr Goodwin, who was heavily criticised over his role in the bank's near-collapse in 2008, was given the honour by the Labour government in 2004.
The Queen cancelled and annulled the title following Whitehall advice.
In the past, only convicted criminals or people struck off of professional bodies have had knighthoods taken away. But the government said Mr Goodwin was an "exceptional case".
Fred Goodwin is today the scapegoat, the pariah and the victim of a political foxhunt that destroys the entire ethos of public life in Britain. Not a single recrimination against those who 'lauded' Fred with his titles and elevation into near sainthood as he did his bit to ruin reputations and financial institutions galore. But what of the weak and ineffectual jobsworths who lapped at his Lordships feet as he proved that British politics and politician as “not fit for purpose”!?
Perhaps if Fred had turned over his overloaded pensions to the poor and needy, the baying hounds probably would have left him to his opulent obscurity.
The new game is afoot. As the political parasites and their mouthpieces slap each other on their hunched and semi-literate backs, not a one will admit to the responsibility of escalating this incompetent man to an office he was totally unfit to hold.
Talk about getting Browned Off. Another Labour masterplan not thought through with the common man having to bail out political sufferage.
No conviction, no evidence of criminal activity unlike the worthless politicians who praised Sir Fred to the heights. The system is rotten but nowhere near as rotten as those who scrutinise the wrongdoers. "Want a second house on the taxpayer, Guv?"