Friday 27 January 2012
A £963,000 bonus in shares awarded to Royal Bank of Scotland boss Stephen Hester has been strongly criticised.
The Labour leader, Ed Miliband, said the payout represented a "disgraceful failure of leadership by the Prime Minister".
And the Conservative Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said RBS was "not a normal bank" and there "should be a concept of public service and duty to the wider British public".
Tonight, our Economics editor Paul Mason investigates how the bonus was approved, and why.
And as the great and the good of politics, economics and business meet in the stunning Swiss mountains, has Davos come up with a plan to get us out of the economic crisis? Steve Smith has been going off piste to find out.
Also on the programme, Guillermo Arriaga, the Mexican screenwriter, director and producer who has received accolades for his films 21 Grams, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada and Babel, and has a strong view or two on the economic crisis.