I have never understood the huge differentials between salaries at the top levels of and wages at the bottom. Even more so the bonuses.
However, to even consider paying such a huge bonus to an individual who has by his managerial actions helped relieve hundreds of his staff of their livelihoods, let small businesses flounder by pulling their overdraft facilities, and put up our bank charges beggars belief.
What is worse, we the British Taxpayer provide the money to pay him.
They could give him a Knighthood instead. At least we could take it back off him!