Spot the conflict...
"Boards need to ask themselves, 'Are we behaving reasonably? … If you're leaning over the fence talking to your next-door-neighbour, can you justify what you've done?... "There is absolutely nothing wrong with giving somebody a reward but at the present time when people are going through these difficulties that's something the boards have got to look at,"
Alistair Darling, Daily Telegraph, 16 February 2008
The FT reports today that Ron Sandler is going to be paid £90K PER MONTH - a salary agreed by Alistair Darling.
Time will tell whether he's worth it.