Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Going over the edge

As Richard North blogs this morning,German efforts to quietly push Greece out of the Eurozone continue apace. Neither are the Greeks in any doubt who is responsible; these images from Spiegel Online illustrate just how vicious the mood is becoming in Greece; this is fast going past the point of no return.


Budgie said...

No, it is not the Germans, it is the EU. Or, to be more precise, it is the EU elites.

The Germans are merely taking advantage of the under priced euro (for them), and being smug about it.

G. Tingey said...

ANd I really don't like the Deatsch-phobia being displayed in Greece, either.

It's quite obvious, though, that R's suggestion, that the terms are being made deliberately harsh, so Greece will voluntarily exit is on the mark.
Only got themselves to blame (or their own politicians, rather) for lying to get IN to the Euro.
Much easier to blame Berlin, than having to hang a few of your own corrupt leaders, I suppose.

Bill Quango MP said...

All these images of riots in Greece seem to be being caused by about 1,000 people in balaclavas.

1000 isn't very many. We can get 1000 rent a rioters here just for a caravan park with an illegal home on it.

We had about 100,000, maybe 200,000 or more public sector workers on strike in London {I think Unison claimed 10 million, but it may have been as many as 1/2 mil.}

Greece in flames.. But is it really? Is it kicking off, looter like, in other cities where the TV cameras aren't? I don't know, but 1,000 hoodies turning up to throw petrol bombs at the plod and paint at a bank, we can get here any day of the week.

Its the money flowing out of the banks that will doom Greece. All the cash going under the bed at present to avoid tax and avoid losing it in a default.

nisakiman said...

"Only got themselves to blame (or their own politicians, rather) for lying to get IN to the Euro."

You don't really believe that the creative accounting to join was all the Greek's doing, do you?

It was as plain as day even to me, a complete layman, that the books were cooked when Greece joined the Euro.

No, it was a Brussels inside job. It was they who hoodwinked Greece into joining, not the other way round.

G. Tingey said...

Or, even more likely that they both conspired to do a stitch-up?

Wildgoose said...

Don't forget, that at the same time the EU accepted that Greece had passed the Euro entry requirements, they insisted that the UK had failed to meet the criteria.