Revenge of a fallen titan: Ousted Barclays boss makes damning claims Bank of England and Labour ministers were involved in rigging interest rates

James Chapman & Becky Barrow
Daily Mail

Bob Diamond last night implicated large parts of the Establishment in the rate-fixing scandal.

In a spectacular act of revenge, the fallen financial titan turned on the Bank of England, Whitehall officials and the last Labour government.

His former bank Barclays published documents suggesting the Bank of England leant on him to push down the Libor rate that affects the price of loans and financial products everywhere.

Senior Whitehall figures had expressed concern about the high rates being reported by Barclays and wanted them lowered, according to the memos.

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