17th November 2008
To launch the paperback of Who Runs Britain? Robert Peston will give a public lecture at LSE explaining how the origins of the present financial crisis lie with the recklessness and greed of a generation of bankers and financial whizz-kids, and the jaw-dropping naivety of ministers and officials. Robert Peston is the BBC's award-winning Business Editor, who on September 17 2008, exclusively revealed that the UK's battered mortgage giant, HBOS, was being taken over and rescued by Lloyds TSB. He was Journalist of the Year in the Business Journalism of the Year Awards for 2007/8, and also won in the Scoop category. His award-winning blog can be found at www.bbc.co.uk/robertpeston.
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