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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    The question is how long the can will be kicked down the road.
    Just when you think the road will run out someone lays more tarmac.
    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Just when you think the road will run out someone lays more tarmac.
    New roads? In Britain!

    No chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Actually the UK did not have that much gold before Gordon sold it.
    Is 395 tons of the stuff a trifling amount?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny View Post
    Is 395 tons of the stuff a trifling amount?
    To DimPrawn it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny View Post
    Is 395 tons of the stuff a trifling amount?
    According to this it raised $3.5bn.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sale...9%E2%80%932002

    Cost to bail out the banks in 2009, £135bn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    To DimPrawn it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny View Post
    Is 395 tons of the stuff a trifling amount?
    Historically speaking not really... Germany has 3,380 - Poor poor Italy has 2,400 - lol even the Netherlands has twice UK gold reserves - France 2,435 tons - Basically Europe is a lot richer

    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Historically speaking not really... Germany has 3,380 - Poor poor Italy has 2,400 - lol even the Netherlands has twice UK gold reserves - France 2,435 tons - Basically Europe is a lot richer

    That'll be boomers and your generation selling off our nation's assets then.

    Is that why they call them gold plated pensions (suck it up snowflakes).

    Still the snowflakes can have a gold iPhone I suppose.
    Last edited by PurpleGorilla; 3rd August 2017 at 09:39.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleGorilla View Post
    According to this it raised $3.5bn.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sale...9%E2%80%932002

    Cost to bail out the banks in 2009, £135bn.
    You need to look at the gold price in the preceding month before Gordon told everyone he would like to dump his gold on the market to raise money...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobspud View Post
    You need to look at the gold price in the preceding month before Gordon told everyone he would like to dump his gold on the market to raise money...
    Oh I know, bloody idiot!

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