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Who'd have banked on the Rev Paul Flowers?

Jane Graham

The more we find out about the Rev Paul Flowers the more he sounds like someone the makers of The Thick of It cooked up to make spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker's head blow up. If allegations are true, the ex-Co-op bank chairman and Methodist minister was rather an authority when it came to Class A drugs and porn, but not quite so informed when it came to banking or, like, all that boring money stuff.

Asked by the Treasury Select Committee what his banks's assets were he squirmed like a nervous, sweaty Dragons' Den contestant and guessed £3bn.

To be fair, he was only £44bn out.

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