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Former RBS chief Fred Goodwin threatened staff with disciplinary action over "rogue biscuits"

A new book on the economic crisis, Masters of Nothing: The Crash and how it will happen again, launched on 5th September, pulls no punches on financial complacency (see John Kay’s article). Written by two Conservative MPs, George Osborne’s former chief of staff Matthew Hancock, and Nadhim Zahawi, it sheds new light on Fred Goodwin, the disgraced former RBS chief.

The authors reveal that Sir Fred “went so far as to…

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