Festive fun. What's your prediction?
What’s your view on
1} Will RBS survive intact during 2009
A] Yes. Totally
B] It will need to merge with another institution
C] It will be taken into “Temporary public ownership”
D] No. It will collapse and many, many branches will close
2} Will 2009 see..
A] A short downturn with a recovery by April
B] A serious slowdown but recovery by September
C] A recession, deepening until at least November
D] A Depression, with no sign of recovery by 2010
3} Will the unemployment figures in 2009..
A] Never top 1.5 million
B] Steady at 2 million
C] reach 3 million
D] Exceed 3.5 million
4} There will be a
A] in spring 2009
B[ In Summer/Autumn 2009
C] In Summer 2010
D] There will be no more
5} Barak Obama will successfully
A] stabilise the
B] Take over the toxic debt from the
C] Improve relations with the UN
D] None of the above
A] show a 10% gain by 2010
B] fall 5-10% by 2010
C] Fall 15-20% by 2010
D] Fall by more than 25% by 2010
7}A major ….. will fold by 2010
A] Retail Chain
C] Car manufacturer
D] All of the above
8} The pound will…. By 2010
A] Rise to 1.95$
B] Rise to 1.80$
C] Rise a little to 1.60$
D] Fall below 1.30$
9}Which country will be best placed to enjoy 2010
10} VAT will rise to … in 2011
If you scored mostly A’s you are expecting a big turnaround in 2009 and some real improvements and plenty of good news. Other mostly A’s include Gordon Brown, The BBC, The Labour Party, and Alan Sugar. A’s are rushing to the shops on Boxing day in the knowledge that these crazy prices can’t last beyond Christmas. A’s are planning on selling their house as soon as possible and buying another bigger one to capitalise on low interest rates. A’s are taking out loans and investing in the stock market before it rises early next year.
If you scored mostly B’s you are expecting a downturn that should be over by the end of 2009, with good things planned for 2010. Other mostly B’s include Alistair Darling, The Guardian The Liberal Democrats and Robert Peston. B’s are looking for bargains in the shops and on line, whilst scaling back on their holidays because of the exchange rates. B’s are looking to put an extension on the house while there are plenty of cheap builders about.B’s are thinking about putting savings into government bonds.
If you scored mostly C’s you haven’t much hope of anything more than a few green shoots by 2010. Expect a difficult year ahead. Other mostly C’s include David Cameron,
If you scored mostly D’s you are expecting things to get much worse, then a lot worse. Other mostly D’s include HousePrice crash forum, Vladimir Putin, speaker Martin and Bob Quick. Avoid sharp objects and medication this Christmas and get someone else to light the oven.
D’s are investing only in canned goods and primus stoves this season, which they are putting into the motor boats that they bought with the proceeds of their house sale, now just waiting for things to turn really ugly before they cast off from this this island forever.
There wern't to many D's among you were there?