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Sir Fred could lose knighthood

Sir Fred Goodwin could be stripped of his knighthood after mounting calls for the move in Parliament.

According to reports, Whitehall officials are considering depriving the former Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive of the honour.

After questioning members of the Honours and Appointments Secretariat yesterday, Public Administration Committee chairman Labour MP Tony Wright told the Daily Express: “I think the sub-text of what we were being told was that it was being considered by them.”

Almost 70 MPs have signed a motion calling for the disgraced banker, who has refused to give up his £16m pension, to be stripped of his knighthood.

Twenty-eight people have had their honours removed since 1995.

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