The Governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King, speaking in his first-ever live television interview to Channel 4 news, said that he did not contribute to Bob Diamond leaving as the boss of Barclays, saying;
"I didn't fire anybody. I had a conversation which I thought would be helpful to them [Barclays] in understanding how concerned the regulators were."
He refused to confirm if he had confidence in Bob Diamond at that time.
More top news
300,000 cases are still to be assessed which could end up costing the DWP up to £2.2 billion.
Shahid Khan, who owns Fulham FC, pulled out of the deal saying "there is no definitive mandate" to sell the stadium.
A spokeswoman for the first lady said ‘everyone is fine and everyone is safe’.