Here’s your starter for ten in our weekend slot where we throw up an idea or thought for debate…
Since the £963, 000 shares bonus for RBS Chief Executive Stephen Hester has been revealed there have been opinions pouring out from across the political spectrum.
When Ed Miliband accused David Cameron of a “failure of leadership” over it, Cameron promptly distanced himself from the process altogether, with George Osborne claiming it was due to rules put in place by Labour.
Boris Johnson seems to be against it, as is our usually economically liberal Defence Minister Jeremy Browne. And Nick Clegg has said he has “great sympathy” with the public’s opposition to the bonus.
So what do you think?
Is it justified performance related pay or profligacy with the pubic purse? Should Stephen Hester turn it down on principal or accept it for a job well done?