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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:44 AM

UK may never recover £66bn spent to rescue banks - MPs

A report from the Public Accounts Committee pours cold water on hopes of a quick sale of the State’s holdings in the banks.

The committee said that the handling of the sale of Northern Rock suggested that the Government lacks the skills and resources to conduct a successful sale of the RBS and Lloyds stakes.

The report, based on evidence taken from senior officials at the Treasury and UK Financial Investments – which manages State holdings in banks -- dismisses any prospect of a quick sale of any of the State’s holding in the banks.

The Government will have to keep its shares for some time to come, the committee predicted, and “the £66 billion cash spent purchasing shares in RBS and Lloyds may never be recovered”, the MPs said.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/9681545/UK-may-never-recover-66bn-spent-to-rescue-banks-MPs.html

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dipsydoodle Nov 2012 OP
Scootaloo Nov 2012 #1
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non sociopath skin Nov 2012 #3
Nihil Nov 2012 #4

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:46 AM

1. They should take a cue from Iceland

Toss the parasites on an ice floe and give it a nice kick out to sea.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:58 AM

2. Too late now. nt

 

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:05 AM

3. The barstewards would just come up with a fish in each hand



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Response to non sociopath skin (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:41 AM

4. ... then they'd insist that the state take the fish off their hands at an extortionate price.

What's more, they'd get away with it (again).

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