The Select Committee and the Bankers
How good, really, was the Select Committee in its interrogation of the four bankers yesterday? If there is a time for such committees to show their worth, then it is surely now. And yet, the consensus seems to be that, with one or two exceptions, the MPs didn't really inflict much damage on the self-abasing bankers. The Times leader here comments on the need for this committee system to be singularly beefed up by a parliament in desperate need to show that it can still do this scrutinising business. Meanwhile, Ann Treneman's sketch of a witch burning that didn't burn any witches is here.