Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/do_you_feel_any_different.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/do_you_feel_any_different.shtml en-gb 30 Sat 20 Dec 2014 21:54:55 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/do_you_feel_any_different.shtml Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/do_you_feel_any_different.shtml?page=93#comment14 Gillianian @ 14, I wonder constantly, when I get junk mail from people trying to sell me credit-cards, how they got hold of my details to send the things. When I ring them, they are always 'happy to take your details off the computer', but surely they shouldn't have my details on their computer in the first place? I know *they* probably aren't in breach of the Data Protection Act, but since I have never given anyone my permission to pass on my details held in their computer, whoever gave them my details must be breaking that law.What is the use of this wretched more-and-more law that we are being saddled with this past decade, if it isn't enforced? Thu 16 Oct 2008 15:42:34 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/do_you_feel_any_different.shtml?page=86#comment13 Me at (10) Well they did ring back - to offer me a Mastercard ;o( Wed 15 Oct 2008 20:28:03 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/do_you_feel_any_different.shtml?page=80#comment12 Oh, goody, I can get spesh seats at Murrayfield, then; and perhaps the Millenium Stadium as well?I'm not bothered about the jet parking; I can get there by peasant transport.Life is getting so surreal I think we need to contact Douglas Adams via some medium he probably wouldn't believe in to get a script for the rest of the year. Wed 15 Oct 2008 18:42:12 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/do_you_feel_any_different.shtml?page=73#comment11 More seriously, as far as I know, the government's preference shares are non-voting stock, so in theory the board can ignore anything the government tells it. Wed 15 Oct 2008 14:47:29 GMT+1 vainly_here http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/do_you_feel_any_different.shtml?page=66#comment10 I have been a part-owner of a number of large organisations over the years, notably local Councils. I have never noticed in them any willingness to conform to the wishes of their owners, so I do not expect the banks to be any different. Wed 15 Oct 2008 14:10:08 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/do_you_feel_any_different.shtml?page=60#comment9 Nice conceit, but shareholders in RBS didn't have any particular perks before when it came to use of the company jets so I don't suppose they do now either.Last I heard on the R4 news last night somebody seemed to be suggesting that the RBS injection-of-cash might not be necessary anyhow, which rather makes the whole thing moot anyway if true. Wed 15 Oct 2008 12:23:04 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/do_you_feel_any_different.shtml?page=53#comment8 Why does a scottish bank have its jet parked in Paris? To take any executives any where you have to first move the plane to Edinburgh or the exeuctives to Paris.I'm happy to sit in with the pilot when he takes the plane "home" at night. Wed 15 Oct 2008 11:09:36 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/do_you_feel_any_different.shtml?page=46#comment7 I think we'll have to work out a rota.1) Assuming maybe 50 million taxpayers (including VAT), how many rugby matches would have to be played to fit us all into the corporate box in turn? Students are expected to subtract a reasonable percentage of the population who would rather stick hot sausage rolls in their eyes than watch any kind of sporting event.Show your working. (40%)2) Repeat question (1) with corporate jet flights. Additionally, calculate the damage done to high-altitude ozone levels resulting from these flights.(40%)3) Estimate the pitch and frequency of whining of existing bank shareholders as they complain that their shares are now worth proportionately less than they were last week due to dilution caused by issuing the new shares, even though they'd have been worth less if the government had done nothing.(20%)Total: 100%, Time: 45 minutes Wed 15 Oct 2008 09:53:36 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/do_you_feel_any_different.shtml?page=40#comment6 Well, as a NatWest customer of very long standing, I'm sure I'm eligible for both a box and a share of the jet. Mind you, I doubt I could afford the aviation fuel .... Wed 15 Oct 2008 09:47:01 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/do_you_feel_any_different.shtml?page=33#comment5 I hope that jet isn't parked in the short term park at Paris airport - it costs a fortune! Wed 15 Oct 2008 09:35:55 GMT+1 UptheTrossachs http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/do_you_feel_any_different.shtml?page=26#comment4 Will I be able to use the car parking spaces at Edinburgh aiport that are marked 'RBS'? They're a bit closer to the terminal building, and my sample boxes (of real products, fully risk-assesed, with nutritional analysis, provenance and HACCP) are much heavier than RBS lap-tops full of financial 'instruments'. Wed 15 Oct 2008 09:07:05 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/do_you_feel_any_different.shtml?page=20#comment3 I'm sorry I wasn't able to take the phone call from my bank last night. They did say they'd phone back, so I'm staying close to the phone today to see what perks they're going to offer me ;o) Wed 15 Oct 2008 09:01:38 GMT+1 UptheTrossachs http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/do_you_feel_any_different.shtml?page=13#comment2 I feel like a bit of a banker... ;o) Wed 15 Oct 2008 08:53:31 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/do_you_feel_any_different.shtml?page=6#comment1 Not really, but I expect many in education circles will be - but that's a different story and a different thread ;) Wed 15 Oct 2008 08:51:18 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/do_you_feel_any_different.shtml?page=0#comment0 Yes, today I am feeling wet.;o) Wed 15 Oct 2008 08:49:53 GMT+1