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This is a scandal - that tax payers money should be used to bail out charities - this defeats the purpose of having charities in the first place!

Surely this is against the law?

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This is a scandal - that tax payers money should be used to bail out charities - this defeats the purpose of having charities in the first place!

Surely this is against the law?

Absolutely agree - I was shocked when I read this :angry:

Since Mr Balls is not here, I will have to fill in on his behalf: "So what? Just pay up - what're you gonna do? Go and live in another country?"

I would quite like to punch him in the face. Mind you, I'd probably have to join the queue...

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This is a scandal - that tax payers money should be used to bail out charities - this defeats the purpose of having charities in the first place!

Surely this is against the law?

Here's a link.

It seems perfectly reasonable that the charities concerned should not lose out, after all Northern Rock is a well-run business with a sound mortgage book; the taxpayer's money is perfectly safe.

Isn't it? :ph34r:

"Northern Rock's history is one of benevolence. In fact, several of the organisations which came together to form the bank were benevolent societies, and so we aim to do is continue this tradition, and then hold a members' vote to asset-strip the charities later on."
Edited by huw

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Absolutely agree - I was shocked when I read this :angry:

I'm angry - but not about the paltry few million for charity.

It strikes me that a great strategy to deflect scrutiny away from a serious issue would be to announce that you intend to do something outrageous - from which you can later back down. or justify.

The FSA have to be heaving a huge sigh of relief if they get to issue press releases about investigating this... it rather takes the pressure off them, don't you think?

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