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Ramite

Member Since 05 Mar 2006
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In Topic: RBS: Government sells £2.1bn of shares in bank

Yesterday, 01:12 PM

http://www.zerohedge...out-large-ameri

Alternative thoery on GB Gold sell off , makes some sense if that was the thinking.

Doing some reading behind this they were sold on mass to avoid a public sell off. It takes too long and costs the government more to do it this way. There probably will be a larger sell off to the public later on. So far this sale was 5% by all accounts it was a test the water sale. Those in the city (yes I know) think RBS share prices won't rise until the government are out , it's seen an anchor around the decision making of the bank to growth and further profitability. So it means selling now taking a hit on the 5% and see if the prices rise above 500p for the rest. Or hold on to them all and see if they go above what we paid for them. Not forgetting we are still paying interest on the loans taken out to cover the bail out of RBS. Longer we hold on to them the more the share price needs to rise above 500p. Some financial companies will make money either way , they will have all the bases covered.

In Topic: The Ashes 2015

02 August 2015 - 05:01 PM

The first test match I attended was the notorious "George Davis is innocent" match in 1975 at Headingley. I was amazed there were people from all over the North of England plus loads of people from Scotland, you could tell they were from Scotland, they all had packs of Tennents Lager Presumably all these people now miss out on major matches because the money's in the South. It makes me sick.

I'm sure if Scots managed to travel to Headingley , I'm sure those from the north can make it all the way down to TB or edgbaston.

In Topic: The Ashes 2015

02 August 2015 - 01:38 PM

Although the recent arrival of new test grounds has more to do with it than much else. Now there are more test grounds than test matches , some will miss out. Cardiff are helped by the Welsh assembly so will never miss out.

In Topic: Calais: what to do.

01 August 2015 - 07:30 PM

any idea how many were accepted?

No sorry it was from an article I read a bit ago, from what I remember other countries were Sweden had about 80k , Hungary about 40k France about 35k.

In Topic: Calais: what to do.

01 August 2015 - 04:37 PM

Last year Germany had about 200000 asylum applications so quite an increase.