To his colleagues, Tom Hayes was Tommy Chocolate – so called because he preferred cocoa to alcohol when out drinking with City friends. In court, Hayes, 35, who has a wife and child, complained he was being portrayed as “the Jesse James of Libor, the Bobby Dazzler of Libor”. At the end of his trial, the former trader was confirmed not only to have been a “ga […]
The first person to be convicted by a jury of fixing Libor, the rate that sets the price of trillions of pounds in global loans, was beginning a 14-year prison sentence last night – with banks and regulators still blocking reforms of the system he rigged.
A critic at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe once dismissed Steven Berkoff’s one-man performance of Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic horror story The Tell-Tale Heart as not funny enough, while another’s one-star review of a misogynistic French stand-up failed to grasp that the comedian was in character.