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Government's RBS 'shares plan'

The Government said it would dispose of its stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland "at the right time and in the interests of the taxpayer" after reports of a pre-election share giveaway was under consideration.

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Government's '£400 RBS shares gift' to taxpayers

Economic Secretary to the Treasury Sajid Javid has been tasked with drawing up plans that would give everyone in the country shares in RBS worth £300-£400, according to the Independent and Daily Mail.

Party sources were quoted by the newspapers as saying:

One of the options of course could be to put it in our manifesto - but then Labour could do that as well.

Wouldn't it be much better if voters were getting a cheque for £400 a few months before election day? It would also be a very big stimulus.

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