Browne: Hester bonus is a question of honour

Foreign Office minister Jeremy Browne, a Liberal Democrat, gives his take on news that RBS chief executive Stephen Hester is to receive a bonus of nearly £1 million:

"There's a question of honour. Even if there's a contractual opportunity for him to have a bonus it doesn't mean he has to accept it."

"He should reflect on that. He is effectively a public servant in a bank which is almost completely owned by us the taxpayers.

"He needs to think like a public servant who has a duty to his country, not just his own wealth."