- 08-06-2012, 15:08 #11
Signed, 890 sigs so far
- 08-06-2012, 15:11 #12
- Join Date
- Jul 2008
Britain is a major shareholder in the World Bank. The Bankís institutions and its affiliates fund their programmes through a mix of equity from shareholders and borrowing. The commercial borrowing cannot be separated from equity from shareholders as it borrows on the basis of its equity base.
The equity base in turn is based on a total capital subscription from each Member State.
Part of that subscription is left uncalled but it is still a real commitment that enables the
Bank to borrow affordably, and for which British taxpayers are ultimately liable. Britainís
total capital subscription at 30 June 2011 was £8.4 billion (of which £7.8 billion was
uncalled), which made it the fifth largest shareholder in the Bank.
- 08-06-2012, 16:10 #13
- Join Date
- Apr 2012
not the first time the yanks have helped fund our opposition. Maybe a Falklands 2 sponsored by Washington and Budweiser may keep us up to speed between our pullout from Afghan and our infill to Syria.
- 09-06-2012, 08:51 #14
Can I borrow a fiverEveryone deserves a second chance, except those who try to shaft me and fail.
We are the Pilgrims, Master, we shall go always a little further,
It may be beyond the Blue mountain barred with snow,
Across that Angry or Glittering Sea.
- 09-06-2012, 09:06 #15
3268 sigs now. Although after reading the report I haven't got a clue what it says!
- 09-06-2012, 09:48 #16
Signed.3; 2; 1; Firing NOW.........
3; 2; 1; Firing NOW ........
FFS Pass me the bloody matches.
Si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes!
- 09-06-2012, 10:18 #17
- Join Date
- Dec 2011
- 09-06-2012, 20:48 #18
- 09-06-2012, 21:09 #19
Curious that we are openly supporting the US in this - so many posts criticising the Yanks. But I do support their position in this - duly signed up and forwarded on FB. The Argies really are taking the piss.Politics is the business of getting power and privilege without possessing merit. A politician is anyone who asks individuals to surrender part of their liberty - their power and privilege - to state, Masses, Mankind, Planet Earth or whatever. This state, those masses, that mankind and the planet will then be run by ........ politicians. (P J O'Rourke)
"The Royal Swaziland Air Force overflew the ceremony. It was piloted by Captain Jannie de Freitas." (Will L B Bogard)
- 09-06-2012, 21:14 #20
...Dear Mr Echo.....Another bloody ex-crab or non serving war monkey......
And there's me in my slouch hat, with my SLR and greens.....
Bring back dragging lesser countries into the morning sunlight of the Queen Empress's enlightened rule.....( Huzza, by Jingo! ) with apologies to Goat chap