King: 'I did not fire Diamond'

The Governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King, speaking in his first-ever live television interview, said that he did not contribute to Bob Diamond leaving as the boss of Barclays earlier this year.

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Mervyn King: 'I did not sack Bob Diamond'

Governor of the Bank of England Sir Mervyn King ahead of his first-ever live television interview, at the studios of Channel 4 news Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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.

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