UK officials grill former Barclays official

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One of the key figures in the Barclays Bank scandal says he was merely acting under orders when he asked his staff to manipulate interest rates.

Jerry Del Missier was giving evidence at a parliamentary inquiry in London on Monday.

The scandal revolves around the London Interbank Offered rate, or Libor, which affects trillions of dollars worth of financial transactions. It also influences everything from mortgages to student loans and credit cards.

Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from London.