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    ....Norway has £240bn of hard cash it can't wait to spend as surplus from "oil and gas" when the UK is £5trn in debt and it too once had oil, gas and coal reserves?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/n...-property.html


    Could it be our government wasted the wealth of a nation and theirs invested it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by _V_ View Post
    ....Norway has £240bn of hard cash it can't wait to spend as surplus from "oil and gas" when the UK is £5trn in debt and it too once had oil, gas and coal reserves?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/n...-property.html


    Could it be our government wasted the wealth of a nation and theirs invested it?
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    The Norges Bank is not directly run by the government, but by the King, the bank’s governors and a council of ministers. If the government want to spend loads of the cash on nonsense policies, the King and the governors can tell them where to shove their pipe dreams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _V_ View Post
    ....Norway has £240bn of hard cash it can't wait to spend as surplus from "oil and gas" when the UK is £5trn in debt and it too once had oil, gas and coal reserves?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/n...-property.html


    Could it be our government wasted the wealth of a nation and theirs invested it?
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    Plus, there are only 23 Norwegians, and the UK has 300,000,000 inhabitants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Plus, there are only 23 Norwegians...
    You've forgotten their dogs. They have sled dogs; whole teams of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _V_ View Post
    ....Norway has £240bn of hard cash it can't wait to spend as surplus from "oil and gas" when the UK is £5trn in debt and it too once had oil, gas and coal reserves?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/n...-property.html


    Could it be our government wasted the wealth of a nation and theirs invested it?

    Don't even get me started.

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