Citizen Kane, aka Richard Branson...

  Quickbeam 13:13 26 Nov 2007

Tipped for Northern Rock takeover click here

I admire how he seems to have instant public trust in whatever venture he goes into.

  Cymro. 15:43 26 Nov 2007

Yes he seems to have managed to capture the public's goodwill with whatever he does.
He runs some of the trains in this part of the country but in fact the service is little better than it was before he took over.
He must have fantastic P.R. people working on his behalf.

  Earthsea 16:05 26 Nov 2007

few people saw his appearance on Baywatch.

  Quickbeam 16:35 26 Nov 2007


  Chegs ®™ 16:37 26 Nov 2007

Baywatch? What has that to do with NR?

  interzone55 17:01 26 Nov 2007

He appeared on baywatch a while ago, promoting some Virgin product.

He was in the last Bond film too, as there was a Virgin Atlantic plane as part of the plot. Branson was at Miami International airport.

When this film was shown on BA planes RB's appearance was edited out...

  JanetO 17:05 26 Nov 2007

Maybe he can start up a courier service for certain government departments.

  Quickbeam 17:09 26 Nov 2007

"When this film was shown on BA planes RB's appearance was edited out..."
How small minded of BA.

  Blackhat 17:23 26 Nov 2007

I think the deal is off. Virgin are trying to get too much for too little and taking advantage of the situation, nice try.

click here

  anskyber 17:33 26 Nov 2007

Well NR could go into administration, that will be a sober experience for the shareholders.

At the moment the Virgin offer looks like the best thing on the table for the NR, the shareholders and the taxpayer.

We should remember that shareholding is an entirely risk based business and unlike some NR shareholders thinking its not guaranteed. Sure the NR looks undervalued but that is part of the way markets work.

  interzone55 18:55 26 Nov 2007

Casino Royale came out around the same time as Virgin shopped BA for cashing in the the "fuel surcharge" which probably explains why BA couldn't stand the sight of the bearded one.

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