Posts Tagged ‘UK

05
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?’

06
Mar
08

Can you justify cross-border interventions?

Look around the world, and this issue is playing out again and again – most recently in Ecuador, Somalia and Gaza this week, on an ongoing basis in Iraq, Afghanistan, and DR Congo to name but three examples.

Just today, the leaders of Ecuador and Venezuela have called for clear international condemnation of Colombia for its raid against rebels inside Ecuador. If FARC were operating in Ecuador, does Colombia deserve to be condemned?

Continue reading ‘Can you justify cross-border interventions?’

24
Jan
08

Is insanity an excuse for murder?

Hello. doorART Mark in San Francisco (does your Mum call you that?), Kimberley in Philadelphia, Stephanie in Portland, Sean in China, and Josh in New York – thanks for signing up to the Daily Email.
Continue reading ‘Is insanity an excuse for murder?’




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