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Iceland: UK should have been tougher on bankers

Iceland: UK should have been tougher on bankers

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The UK should have taken stronger action against bankers involved in the financial crisis, according to the Prime Minister of Iceland - the only country that reacted to the crisis by sending people to prison.In an exclusive interview, Bjarni Benediktsson told Sky News that his own country's actions had helped to "heal" the effects of the crisis.But he said he was surprised other countries, including the UK, had not followed Iceland's example."I think there's frustration, from the outside world, that things were not at least investigated."I'm not saying there was reason to prosecute all of those involved, but I feel that too little was done to investigate possible criminal acts elsewhere.Video:Special Report: Bankers behind bars"I'm surprised at how much of taxpayers' money was used to save...
Noel Edmonds left suicidal after corrupt bankers robbed him of £300million

Noel Edmonds left suicidal after corrupt bankers robbed him of £300million

Entertainment
GETTYDESPAIR: Noel Edmonds was driven to suicide after corrupt bankers stripped his assetsHe claimed their ruthless stripping of assets from his business empire drove him to a suicide attempt.The star was left so depressed by the demands of Halifax Bank of Scotland that he took handfuls of pills and washed them down with a bottle of vodka in 2005.He revealed: “HBOS robbed me of my marriage, my family, my businesses, my long-standing friend and business partner, my income, my investments, my self-respect, my reputation, my privacy, my physical and mental health. It cost me my security, my image rights and collection of classic cars – and very nearly my life.” “Bankers are financial terrorists” Noel EdmondsNoel, 68, has launched a legal bid to reclaim the millions he