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CITY VIEWS: WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THE ROW OVER BONUSES AT RBS?

<strong>ANDREW CRAWFORD </strong>INTUITION<br />&ldquo;I think RBS is stuck between a rock and a hard place and government should never have bought up the bank in the first place.&nbsp; Now RBS can&rsquo;t award the bonuses, but without them it will lose its ability to remain competitive.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>BEN REED </strong>AXIS CAPITAL<br /><br />&ldquo;I think that the most the government can really do is attempt to cap RBS bonuses. But even then, heavy restrictions on bonuses would cause&nbsp; RBS to lose the incentives necessary for attracting talent to help it out of its crisis.&rdquo;<br /><br />DAVID BROWN ROYAL LONDON ASSET MANAGEMENT<br />&ldquo;I don&rsquo;t think RBS should be forced to sell off its investment bank, nor should it attempt to restrict its bonuses.&nbsp; Doing either would prevent RBS from keeping up with its competitors which would be a bad idea as it strives to recover from the crisis.&rdquo;