DISGRACED RBS CHIEF’S EDINBURGH HOME VANDALISED

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by Joe Duggin, FreshReporter

The home of the disgraced former head of the Royal Bank of Scotland has had his Edinburgh home vandalised early this morning.  Windows were smashed and his Mercedes S600 was also damaged.  Lothian Borders Police were called to the scene at 4:35am.

An unnamed group have claimed responsibility for the attack, contacting The Scotsman and the Edinburgh Evening News early this morning stating: “Fred Goodwin’s house on South Oswald Road, Edinburgh, was attacked this morning.

We are angry that rich people, like him, are paying themselves a huge amount of money, and living in luxury, while ordinary people are made unemployed, destitute and homeless. This is a crime. Bank bosses should be jailed.

This is just the beginning.”

Sir Goodwin has been criticised by the public and MPs alike following his acceptance of a £700,000 per year pension package from RBS, who needed a £20bn bailout from the government last year.  Last month RBS reported losses of £24.1bn, the largest in British corporate history.

The 50 year old has further enraged the public with his thinly-veiled comments that declare he is fully deserving of the package and that the bailout should not affect his pension.  Gordon Brown has called Sir Goodwin’s pension “unjustifiable and unacceptable.”

RBS have provided Sir Goodwin with security arrangements worth £290 a month since he left the firm.

Despite being widely criticised in Parliament, Goodwin’s local MSP has condemned the attack and other MPs have urged the police to treat this as “any other case”.

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