Lloyds Banking Group, produced by the merger of Lloyds TSB and the Halifax banking group HBOS, is the biggest ever UK bank. The combined group, with around 145,000 staff and 3,000 branches, will control around a third of UK's mortgages and a quarter of all savings. The government owns 43.4% of Lloyds Banking Group, 36% are owned by Lloyds TSB shareholders and 20% by HBOS shareholders.
Make no mistake, this is a good day for Cameron. More powers to Scotland will not come without addressing, once and for all, the West Lothian question. Miliband and the Labour party have 2 options. They can side with Cameron's "votes on English issues by English MPs" line - which is pretty much what every English voter will now want. The problem here, however, is that it's another way of saying their Scottish MPs will be prevented from voting on English-only issues. This means, even with a majority government, they will forever struggle to get motions passed through the commons with ease. If they choose not to side with the above, they will have the task of convincing the English electorate why the West Lothian question is of benefit to them.
RE: Good moaning
I demand a re-count! As an Englishman, I expect this government to enact into law before the next Parliament that changes to voting will come into force in Westminster whereby Ulster, Welsh and Scottish MP's do NOT vote on matters of English interest only. We only want what they already have, namely a right to be governed by our own.
a big twenty mill buy just went through the cnbc ticker,it looked like a buy.
RE: Good moaning
I think the "serious problem" will be for Cameron and his cronies trying to force through the "new powers", because let's face it, if he reneges on the deal then the hounds of hell will be unleashed in the 2015 election. No referendum will be required, the SNP will have a landslide victory and be given a mandate to force through independence if westminster turn out to be liars. Of course the alternative is a UKIP government if the new powers are granted. It's all good where I'm sitting.............................
Not in the million category just yet Meerkat, but working on it lol Where do we stand on the mole front?
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