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Share Price: 362.70Bid: 362.70Ask: 362.90Change: -5.90 (-1.60%)Faller - Royal Bank Scot
Spread: 0.20Spread as %: 0.06%Open: 367.70High: 369.80Low: 361.80Yesterday’s Close: 368.60


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NeepHead
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jings100
25 May '14
You may well be right statistically. I play quite a lot of golf and just about every week play a match against a different club. The chat is always convivial but I have to tell you that almost without fail the immigration subject comes up. Inevitably it starts with a joke or two that wouldn't be acceptable if overheard but it always develops into quite a serious debate. It rarely becomes 'party political' but usually concludes on the same basic concerns. I also meet a small variety of other people in different locations and, again, the same conclusions. This is the basis of my earlier post. Whether or not your statistics are true I really believe the subject is among the most talked about around the Country. Then again, I am led to believe that an increasing portion of the labour force in the building industry are Polish and east European so maybe there's a bullet to bite?
 
QueenElvis
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Evening Neepheed
24 May '14
I had noticed your change of strategy in branching out to other shares if not other bbs. If this is your comfort zone then well and good but you can see where new posters like Brigadoon are coming from when they log in here and it's the same old faces chewing over the same old stuff again and again - most of it not even related to rbs lol.

BTW I held rbs and barc for the Q1s and it was quite funny to hear folk on the barc bb moaning that for once it would have been better to have been invested in rbs than barc lol. I was rather hoping you would have joined in in the discussions over there at the time to give us your alternative viewpoint as there are a lot of opinionated sorts like yourself over there. My view is that opinions and speculation being expressed on or engaged in on a bb are fine but when it comes to factual stuff we really do have a duty to keep it accurate on these bbs as somebody could go off and act on what they read on these bbs and it could have dire consequences for them. If you say well nobody should act solely on what they read on a bb then I'd have to say yes but we all need to stop and ask ourselves: what is the purposes of these bbs. Most of us would then say: it's to share information and maybe even experiences. So let's make an effort to keep the info accurate - call me old fashioned or anything under the sun you like, it will not change my viewpoint that I have a duty of care towards my fellow humans and I shouldn't just be looking out for my own hide. Goodnight.
jings100
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HALFMIST
24 May '14
If that's an accurate description of the situation I'd probably agree with you , not at all sure that it is . Not just English people who emigrate and without doubt there are problems in certain areas of Britain and I'd agree it may well be better in not only Scotland but Wales and Northern Ireland . The point I was trying to make , badly , was that if it's being promoted as a problem through the media and mainly relates to areas of England in British terms it may not be such a huge problem and due to media pressure , politicians being as they are , policies are now being put in place to reduce the numbers , might be a case of better late than never . ..... It's not really " Johnny Foreigner's " fault ( bit colonial , mate, lol. ) that the educational standards required in this country are so restrictive . If they weren't making up the numbers the NHS would have collapsed years ago .
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Jings 100
24 May '14
I do not get this as long as net migration stays the same what is the problem. If the people leaving are highly skilled dare I say English born and breed and take their wealth and earnings potential and are replaced with ethnic minorities who have no intention of integrating and bring very little to the table then I am sorry but I DO have a problem with this. Perhaps immigration is not a problem north of the border but it is south. Take the NHS as an example. We make our medical schools so restrictive to entrants that a lot of students with the right A levels are turned down. We then have a shortage of doctors so we are forced to employ Johnny Foreigner on equal pay who can hardly speak a word of English and who would not have had a chance in hell in getting in to an English medical school. And that is one of many reasons why there are a lot of people, not just "racist" whatever that term means have such a big problem with it
jings100
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NeepHead
24 May '14
Immigration is certainly being promoted as a major concern , not sure it actually is if you look at the figures , assuming they can be believed . Not that big a gap between immigration and emigration . Influx from Rumania and Bulgaria moderate and asylum seekers are , relatively , few and far between . New regulations are now in place to reduce the numbers from non EU countries , hard to tell how big a problem , or not , it'll be in future. As you say the illegal side is still a problem but even there the numbers are being reduced , if they can find them . Having said that , still a massive shortage of affordable local authority housing , not helped by successive governments reluctance to build and the right to buy scheme introduced by ,,,mmm now who was it again ,,,!!
HALFMIST
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NeepHead
24 May '14
Sorry I was only teasing you. I think I would be miffed if someone was labouring a point. Have a good weekend everone
NeepHead
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HALFMIST
24 May '14
Yep, I get it, but I was responding to the third post on the matter and decided that should be enough.
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NeepHead
24 May '14
Oh Dear ! And you call me the "Touchy" one.
NeepHead
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QE
24 May '14
What people do is entirely their own business, I simply reported on five years of very substantial, for me, investment in RBS which in hindsight was misguided. My change of direction since January has proven that significant gains are possible. Also, I still have a substantial holding here, indeed RBS still has my highest investment though only 10% of what I first put in. My original beliefs are still there, ie: that one day there must be a fantastic gain, but after five years and recognition of the ageing process I had to decide on action instead of patience. The next year with the General Election ought to bring the SP to £4 and beyond but whether I stay with it and wait for that or increase my holding will rest on day to day successes elsewhere. As far as the Barcs thing is concerned I acknowledged a simple error and acted immediately you brought it to my attention. It is possibly the smallest mistake I have ever made. I have thanked you for bringing it to my attention and don't need to be pilloried for the rest of time.
NeepHead
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mailman
24 May '14
Housing - it seems to me there is too much Govt interference. If the Govt keeps its attentions on maintaining law and order, and ensuring public services are balanced with the needs of the population the market will do the rest.Re UKIP - there is little doubt that the level of immigration, illegal in particular, is a major concern all around the Country.
The problem most people have is finding the acceptable words to express their concerns so the ballot box may well be their easiest way. General elections rarely attract the turnout we might expect.



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