Jon Exactly, Branson knows hows its done. Cunt. Yep, the British Govt with give you a 7Bilion bail-out and in return you give the Britush public 100% ownership and the keys to all the planes… Simples. No ownership rights, no bail-out. You can’t be worth 4billion and turn around and ask the govt for 7 billion. Or we give him the 7bill after he puts in all of his personnal wealth too. Elizabeth Warren has got it right over in the US.
Any business that gets a bail-out is banned from any share buy-backs, for ever. If you have already done one buy-back, fuck off, you are on your own unless you relinquish 100% of the shares and any options due to the board..
Govts need to play hard-ball with the listed companies. The system is fucked, and there is no better time to make needed change than when these corporations are staring into the abyss.