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g21agoose
31st Aug 2011, 17:10
BBC News - RAF flies 950m unfrozen cash assets to Libya (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14734420)

hellsbrink
31st Aug 2011, 17:11
Not really.

They thawed it out so things must have been a bit wet and mushy. Not my idea of fun.

ZH875
31st Aug 2011, 21:10
Probably just another of Dangerous Dave's Handouts to A.N Other Country

racedo
31st Aug 2011, 21:12
Crew said it was only 95 Million :E

tony draper
31st Aug 2011, 21:20
It was printed about a mile from me,we print most of the money for they furriners.
:rolleyes:

Lex Talionis
31st Aug 2011, 21:22
The trick with this is who,where and what will it be spent on?

Um... lifting...
31st Aug 2011, 21:32
That's 150 per head in Libya. Not really very much currency in the grand scheme of things for a largely cash economy, even when you add in the currencies from other nations. Lex, the article says it will be used to pay government salaries and in cash machines and the like.

G-CPTN
31st Aug 2011, 21:52
Did they drop it from the back of a Herc on pallets? :E

(The money was never owned by the UK - except as pieces of paper printed here. Indemnifying it (and honouring it) is up to the Libyans of course.)

Wasn't there some scheme during the War to flood a country with counterfeit currency in an attempt to destabilise it?

Edited to add:- Operation Bernhard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Bernhard)

Noah Zark.
1st Sep 2011, 00:15
Meanwhile, the BBC has learned that David Cameron set up a unit to block fuel supplies to Col Gaddafi's forces.

The secret "Libya oil cell" also ensured that petrol and diesel continued to get through to the rebels in the east, BBC deputy political editor James Landale said.


I wonder if he's hammering them with VAT as well?

Storminnorm
1st Sep 2011, 16:59
They wouldn't stand for that.

Avitor
7th Sep 2011, 08:48
Those pick ups should not be served fuel unless they can produce a valid MOT. We need to send out blokes and birds from the UK with clip boards to check them out. :cool: