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Angela Knight Steps Down

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"The UK banking industry has already undergone radical restructuring to make it fit for the future and I am pleased to have played a part in this."

To have played a part in bankrupting and nationalising it?

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First time I saw her on TV I thought she was the landlady of an old Islington pub, was a bit surprised when I saw the caption with job title. Still, she's gone now thankfully

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Who will defend bankers bonuses and obscene pay now?

............ while happily ignoring all their undeserved bailouts and illogical monetary gifts...

Good riddance!

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I think it's a shame. She'll be irreplacable. No one could have possibly have done a worse job PR-wise than Mrs Knight on behalf of the banks.

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Good riddance to the pompous beach :)

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I wonder who her successor will be.

They are training up a monkey to repeat the phrase 'We must pay lots to compete in the global talent pool' whilst flinging feces at interviewers and audience members.

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Angela 'Fright' Knight, Tory banksta slut and habitual liar.

History will record that you served the interests of your crimelord superiors tirelessly and without shame:

"Anyone who is a saver or has got a mortgage with Northern Rock can be absolutely confident that they have got their money with or have borrowed from a very sound financial institution," said Angela Knight, chief executive of the British Bankers Association.

"Bank regulation 'risks recovery'," says Angela Knight.

Angela Knight, chief executive of the British Bankers Association, defended the latest RBS payouts, saying bonuses for investment bankers were set according to the international market.

RBS boss Stephen Hester caved into pressure to waive his 2011 bonus.

She told Sky News that if UK banks failed to compete with global compensation levels they would lose the best employees.

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Angela 'Fright' Knight, Tory banksta slut and habitual liar.

History will record that you served the interests of your crimelord superiors tirelessly and without shame:

"Anyone who is a saver or has got a mortgage with Northern Rock can be absolutely confident that they have got their money with or have borrowed from a very sound financial institution," said Angela Knight, chief executive of the British Bankers Association.

"Bank regulation 'risks recovery'," says Angela Knight.

Angela Knight, chief executive of the British Bankers Association, defended the latest RBS payouts, saying bonuses for investment bankers were set according to the international market.

RBS boss Stephen Hester caved into pressure to waive his 2011 bonus.

She told Sky News that if UK banks failed to compete with global compensation levels they would lose the best employees.

Knight is the kind of human being who really disgusts me. She'd have said anything instructed by her paymasters. A very dangerous, cynical, greedy person imho. PPI and bank charges, both indefensible, come to mind,

Unfortunately she was about as believable as a teabag.

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Would that be the same BBA who oversee the Libor rate- the same Libor rate that is currently suspected of being rigged by bankers?

Rats and sinking ships spring to mind.

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Odious woman. Good riddance

+1. Few people have had me shouting at the TV over the years, and she's one. The way she fillibustered live interviews was outrageous, and she always got away with it. I only saw her pwned once, it was beautiful, but too rare.

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+1. Few people have had me shouting at the TV over the years, and she's one. The way she fillibustered live interviews was outrageous, and she always got away with it. I only saw her pwned once, it was beautiful, but too rare.

Exactly, you may have hated her but she was great at what she did. I'm not sure where you move up from defending bankers, PR for BP maybe?

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things must be bad if a tory is turning down lavish economic rent for spouting bullsh@t. Could also impact the diversity targets the BBA have, maybe they can do a straight swap with Dame Shirley Porter

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+1. Few people have had me shouting at the TV over the years, and she's one. The way she fillibustered live interviews was outrageous, and she always got away with it. I only saw her pwned once, it was beautiful, but too rare.

Thank goodness for the hard-working, independent-minded and skeptical community of financial journalists whose duty it is to keep us informed. Where would we be without them? Why, the world would make no sense at all...

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BBC did a piece on the Today Programme this morning.

http://news.bbc.co.u...000/9710631.stm

BBA boss: I'm a human being

The outgoing chief executive of the British Bankers' Association (BBA) has said she found it difficult not to take some of the criticism of the banks personally.

Angela Knight, who is to step down this summer after five years in the job, told the Today programme's Simon Jack that there have been "huge mistakes and nobody wants to... pretend they did not happen" throughout the banking crisis.

But she argued that there is a far broader argument to be had - the city has changed and the financial crisis has made a difference in the culture of the banking world.

Mrs Knight said that she had to provide a balance during all the criticism over the 2008 credit crunch.

"It has been difficult sometimes," she said "that so many people personalise it".

"I'm a human being like anyone else."

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"huge mistakes and nobody wants to... pretend they did not happen"

That's not my recall of her stint, which seemed to consiste entirely of pretending that the mistakes of her owners did not exist,

Peter.

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BBC did a piece on her today.

Ah so nutjobs do possess some degree of emotional attachment.....to themselves at least.

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Ah so nutjobs do possess some degree of emotional attachment.....to themselves at least.

Classic narcissist? - they seek plenty of empathy, but aren't terribly good at dishing it out.

Question is, what does a successful PR droid for the banks go onto do next? Gary Glitter could probably use some help in that department.

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"It has been difficult sometimes," she said "that so many people personalise it".

Would that be the people who have been priced out of the market due to the stupid amounts being lent without checks, the ordinary employees of the banks who had been continually encouraged to buy shares, taxpayers who have seen vast amounts of cash poured into banks which promptly hand it out as bonuses, pensioners seeing returns on savings vanish...

She can complain about things being difficult when she is hanging upside down from a lamppost.

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Classic narcissist? - they seek plenty of empathy, but aren't terribly good at dishing it out.

I thought of that too - seemed very simulated empathy

Question is, what does a successful PR droid for the banks go onto do next? Gary Glitter could probably use some help in that department.

at a guess she will try to go into politics, wondering if she'll worm her way into the labour party, who seem to have an intellectual vacuum just waiting to be filled by the right sociopaths

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