Last night, the board of NatWest announced that it had ‘full confidence’ in Dame Alison Rose as its chief executive. But just after 2 a.m. it announced she was leaving by mutual consent. She had admitted she was the source of the inaccurate briefing to the BBC about Nigel Farage’s Coutts account and she apologised – which the NatWest board thought would be enough for her to cling on.
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