LONDON (AFP) - Britain's former finance minister Alistair Darling has attacked "arrogant and stupid" bankers in his new memoir of life during the most turbulent period of the financial crisis. Darling was particularly critical of some senior bankers, saying the former chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Fred Goodwin, "deserved to be a pariah" for refusing to give up his pension after the bank required a huge state bailout. In "Back From The Brink: 1,000 Days At No 11", Darling said: "My worry is that they (the bankers) were so arrogant and stupid they might bring us all down." Darling compared Goodwin's attitude to the crisis with someone "off to play a game of golf", according to extracts from the book reported on the Labour Uncut website.