Having previously briefed that Osborne was planning a pre-election give-away of shares, the Tories changed tack after Balls's intervention.
The new report from the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards busts the myth that pay has fallen since the crash.
My Lib Dem colleagues and I will not stand by and watch private investors reap all of the benefits once the banks are taken off intensive care.
RBS has announced losses of over £5.1bn and bonuses of £679m, after being bailed out by the taxpayer. Through Stephen Hester's sleight of hand, we are expected to believe that this has been a “chastening year” for the bank.
Cabinet ministers are reportedly pushing for the full nationalisation of RBS.
The bank has confirmed it will pay back loans.
Government could sell up to one third of its stake in the bank.
Bank follows RBS increase by raising homeowners' standard variable rate from 3.5% to 3.99%.
Gesture politics are good for only one thing: taking the edge off public outrage.
The government has behaved in an arbitrary and unprincipled fashion.