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When things get bad the ruling class has been known - if all else fails - to turn on its own "for the greater good." With all the anger continuing to boil up over the cuts and the role of the bankers, the government decided it was time for a sacrificial lamb to come forward. So this week "Fred the Shred" - Fred Goodwin - got his knighthood taken away from him. The former head of RBS was told that he was being punished for helping to bring down the world financial markets.