A global tax on bankers' bonuses? France, U.K. say 'Oui, indeed'


It would appear that France and Britain are on the same page when it comes to bankers' bonuses. Their leaders certainly are -- literally.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown co-wrote an opinion piece in Thursday's Wall Street Journal calling for governments worldwide to collaborate on regulations designed to rein in runaway banks. That would include a global tax on financial employees' bonuses.