Diamond Geezer

07/03/11 -- Barclays new head honcho Bob Diamond picked up a cool GBP6.5 million bonus in 2010 - equivalent to 26 times his annual salary - according to a report on the BBC. He's only been in the job for five minutes hasn't he? Not a bad return for facing a three hour grilling from the Treasury select committee back in January. GBP2.25 million an hour (including his salary) for fending off a bit of flak. Nice work if you can get it.

The "period of remorse needs to be over," he said back then. It looks like it certainly is in the Diamond household. Looks like Mrs D might get those new shoes she's had her eye on after all too.