Banks chiefs should be accountable for criminal negligence, says Tatchell

Banks chiefs should be accountable for criminal negligence, says Tatchell

By staff writers
31 Jan 2012

Corporate bodies such as banks and finance companies, together with their key executives, should be accountable before the law for criminal negligence and reckless misconduct, says civil rights campaigner Peter Tatchell.

Speaking on Channel Four television this evening, in the light of the token removal of a knighhood from former RBS boss Sir Fred Goodwin, Mr Tatchell said that there was no reason why financiers and bankers should not be accountable for negligence and misconduct in the same way as health and other public bodies.

He urged the Prime Minister David Cameron to match words about unacceptable bonuses and corporate culpability with concrete action.

Unexpectedly, the proposal was immediately backed on air by Conservative MP Matthew Hancock, also being interviewed by C4's anchor Jon Snow.

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