Not quite a Lobby veteran, but 16 years at the heart of power has taken its toll as my hair is turning white and politicians are beginning to recognise me. Remain sane, but still deeply sceptical.
Mr Jenkins, who took on the role last August, said it was "only right that I bear an appropriate degree of accountability" following a year of devastating reputational blows for the group, including its £290m settlement for Libor rate-rigging.
The maximum bonus he was entitled to was £2.75m – or 250% of his £1.1m salary – but he was reportedly in line for £1m.
The survey will be highlighted by Iain Duncan Smith, the Work and Pensions Secretary, in a speech on the subject when he will argue that for too long governments have chased income-based poverty targets.
“We need to focus on life change, so that families are able to sustain the improvement in their lives beyond government money. This is nowhere better illustrated than in families suffering parental addiction.”
Furious union chiefs hit out after it emerged investment bankers at the publicly owned Edinburgh institution are due to receive bonuses next month of up to £250 million.
Critics say that, not only will taxpayers be paying for the "bumper" bankers' bonuses, but also for the £500m fine expected to be incurred by RBS – 82% owned by the state – in relation to the Libor rate-fixing scandal.
Last night, Labour called again for the UK Government to repeat the tax on bank bonuses to help fund jobs for young people.
The Prime Minister will promise an in-out referendum by November 2017, should the Conservatives win the 2015 General Election, saying that public disillusionment with the EU is now at an all-time high and democratic consent is "wafer thin".
"It is time for the British people to have their say; it is time to settle this European question in British politics," he will declare.