Politician attacks Bank of England indecision

UK - Michael Howard, shadow UK chancellor, on Thursday attacked the Treasury for failing to fill the post of deputy governor of the Bank of England, accusing the chancellor of incompetence.

David Clementi, one of the two deputy governors at the Bank and a member of the interest rate-setting monetary policy committee, leaves his post today, but a successor has not been appointed.

In a letter to the chancellor, Mr Howard said it seemed certain that next Thursday's MPC meeting would have to take p