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It’s one law for them... and another law for us

Compare the treatment of a disgraced banker like Andy Hornby with BMW workers like Roger Freitis, sacked at an hour’s notice

Issue No. 2139

Disgraced bank boss Andy Hornby

  • Wrecked the HBOS banking group but pocketed £1.3 million in bonuses
  • Left the bank with a £2.4 million pension pot
  • Now a ‘consultant’ with Lloyds TSB and scraping by on £66,000 a month

Former BMW worker Roger Freitis

  • Worked for BMW on a temporary contract for two years but sacked with an hour’s notice
  • Helped to make his firm £3.4 billion in profits in 2007
  • Now on the dole with a child and mortgage

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