Archive for January 5th, 2010

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Jan
10

If a bank goes bust is it obliged to pay everyone off?

The Dutch want answers and the Brits – well they just want their money back. But it looks like they’re both just going to have to wait if Iceland has anything to do with it.

The President of Iceland has refused to sign a bill to repay  more than $5 billion dollars worth of lost bank deposits to Britain and the Netherlands until the Icelandic people vote on it in a referendum.

Should a struggling economy be made to pay back what it’s borrowed? Or is a deal a deal? Continue reading ‘If a bank goes bust is it obliged to pay everyone off?’

05
Jan
10

On Air: Who’s more intelligent, the intelligence services or the terrorists?

In yesterday’s programme many listeners commented that profiling at airports would not work because the people who resort to terror would simply change their profile and stay one step ahead.

The calls for these extra security measures at airports came after Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to detonate a bomb on a plane bound for the US.  The American intelligence and the British intelligence services are blaming each other for the blunder.

Continue reading ‘On Air: Who’s more intelligent, the intelligence services or the terrorists?’