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Standard snubs carpetbagger

Standard Life has told carpetbagger David Stonebanks that it would be unreasonable to expect the company&#39s board to help with the drafting of a proposal which it believes would damage the company. It says there is no basis for his request for a judicial review of its decision to dismiss his last request for a special meeting after it deemed his resolutions were invalid.

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&#39Don&#39t rely on retirement home&#39

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Two thirds of consumers like long term fixes – L & C

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