Michael Saunders surprised many when he voted in June for the Bank of England to increase interest rates.
The European Central Bank has vowed to continue with its programme of electronic money printing to shore up the eurozone recovery but surprised financial markets by reducing the amount of stimulus it expects to provide each month.
Michael Gove has become the latest senior Conservative to criticise the governor of the Bank of England, accusing Mark Carney of being intolerant of criticism and lacking in humility.
Is there a conspiracy to unsettle Mark Carney? The governor of the Bank of England sometimes sounds as if he thinks there is.
The Bank of England could take interest rates to zero and unlock another £280bn of quantitative easing if the economy slows in the wake of the Brexit vote.
The Bank of England has left interest rates at a record low of 0.25% after signs the economy has held up more strongly than it was expecting following the vote to leave the EU. But policymakers left the door open for another interest rate cut before the end of the year.
The Bank of England is to buy £10bn of bonds issued by private companies, including Apple and other overseas corporations, as it begins a dramatic expansion of its quantitative easing programme.