My mind went a-wondering today. I was thinking about the possible Chinese intervention into the HBOS saga (I have a few shares) and I wondered how people would feel about what would be China's largest UK acquisition to date? I don't like the idea of China owning a major UK bank - I don't know why - it just doesn't seem right. That got me wondering about how I would feel if an American bank was to take over HBOS instead, and I realised that I wouldn't be as concerned. With more EU controversy today over the Court of Auditors failing to approve the European Union's accounts for the 14th year on the trot, I began to wonder whether people would prefer to become the 51st State of America, or the continue to be one of the 27 States of Europe?
Obviously this is just a bit of fun. If you had to make the choice, which one would you choose?