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
It will be largely dry with some good sunny spells breaking through across many parts today
Hayley Cowan was sentenced to four months and banned from keeping animals for life after killing Staffordshire Bull Terrier Beau.
The High Court has ruled the prison segregation of two terrorists was unlawful although it rejected claims their human rights were abused.