Léon-Robert de L’Astran, an 18th-century shipowner, was praised for his noble refusal to participate in the slave trade. Sadly, however, it seems that he existed only as an internet hoax — duping Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, for three years, along with Ségolène Royal and others.
Britain’s banking bosses should face jail if their decisions force fresh bailouts, the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards says today.
The Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards calls for new measures, including criminal sanctions, to make bankers responsible for their own failings.
‘This is not a bank bashing report,’ says chairman Andrew Tyrie. ‘I hope higher standards it advocates will help revive banking sector and UK’
The multi-millionaire art collector said he voluntarily went to police on the advice of his lawyer to head off a lengthy investigation.