Reverend Paul Flowers
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Former Co-op chairman Paul Flowers: 'It has been hellish'

Former Co-op chairman Reverend Paul Flowers has told the BBC that he has had several "hellish" months.

Mr Flowers, a Methodist minister with little experience in banking, became chairman of the Co-op board in April 2010.

Following drugs allegations he was arrested and suspended from both the Methodist church and the Labour party and later resigned from the Co-op.

In an interview with Newsnight, Mr Flowers said he had "found out who his friends were" and had undergone an addictions treatment programme.

The full interview with Paul Flowers can be watched on Newsnight, BBC Two at 2230 GMT

  • 25 Mar 2014
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