Brown criticised for delay in naming Bank deputy

UK - Gordon Brown, the UK chancellor, faced criticism on Monday over the delay in appointing a new deputy governor for the Bank of England. Leaving the possibility that the 9 member Monetary policy Committee will have to sit a spare seat during what might be a volatile period in the world economy and financial markets.

Leading City economists said the hiatus could leave the monetary policy committee under strength during a turbulent period for the world economy. David Clementi, who joined the