Have they suddenly started taking Meth or something.
This has gone too far now and is really annoying for everyone else. Please find something else to amuse yourself!
While we obviously have some trolling going in, this link seems genuine.
Yeah, was on the iPhone and added that to the wrong thread!
Good job we have you to tell us which threads are 'real' (even though you sometimes make mistakes)
Getting back to the point - the idea of a Welsh Government owned business bank is a very sensible one. I presume that's what Plaid mean rather than a state-owned competitor for the high street banks.
All the German lander have their own Govenment owned banks and they're a cornerstone of the German economy. Basicaly they exist to give loans to small and medium enterprises directly - thus getting around problems that exist when the commercial banks are reluctant to lend regardless of how low-risk the loan application is.
I don't know the deatails of Plaid's plans but they're probably a development of the already existing "Finance Wales" rather than anything that involves retail banking.
Looks like the Welsh Conservatives are keen on the idea too
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