Louise Holden
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£50 billion to buy mainly preference shares in our major banks. Basically, we're buying a large chunk of them all. That's £2,000 per UK taxpayer.

Plus £200 billion available from the Bank of England to banks to assist with their liquidity.

Today I buy a bit of a bank, hurrah! Now I feel like a capitalist! Pity they're in such a crap state. I'd prefer to buy a bit of a bank that isn't on its knees, but I guess that's not the point.

Personally I'm generally in favour of nationalisation of essential services, being an old-fashioned socialist, but this seems to be a strange place to start. And yes, I know that leaving the banks to continue to fail to lend to anyone will lead to major business failures and kill the economy stone dead, especially since we're already moving into recession, but it is an extraordinary thing to do, nonetheless.
 
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Jasper
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You guys are late

Germany, Belgium, Holland and god knows who more already nationalized banks.
 
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andrew
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damm damm damm..

capitalisam has failed. now what will we hang our hats on?
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Luckily the senior managers of all those banks have put enough millions of pounds in their pockets, so they won't have to submit to the Socialist Baby-Eater Police State that will follow those communist measures
 
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