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“It’s shite being Scottish! We’re the lowest of the low! The scum of the fucking Earth! The most wretched, miserable, servile, pathetic trash… that was ever shat into civilization! Some people hate the English. I don’t! They’re just wankers! We, on the other hand, are colonized by wankers! Can’t even find a decent culture to be colonized by! We’re ruled by effete arseholes! It’s a shite state of affairs to be in, Tommy!” from the movie Trainspotting
Substitute Scotland with Ireland, and England with Europe in the above and you might get an idea of feelings today after the latest marathon 2-part EU summit concluded in the small hours this morning, and resulted in the obligatory summit communiqué, available here. In short, the European bailout fund which started at €250bn and rose to €440bn is now to be boosted to have €1tn of “firepower”, EuroZone banks are to get €100bn of recapitalization by July 2012 so as to boost confidence and absorb losses, and Greece is to get a 50% write-down in its debt
read full article at source here: http://namawinelake.wordpress.com/2011/10/27/latest-eu-summit-delivers-kick-in-the-irish-unmentionables/
What did our gombeen politicians running the country come back with?
A wet handshake, a tap on the back and “here is the latest list of Austerity measures we want you to implement because someone has to pay for the 50% discount we are giving the Greeks, They are causing all sorts of trouble and we better give them this discount .Unlike you stupid Irish” (Teachers Pet and all that)
Why can’t they be like you lot and just do what they are told and pay up? Now run along home and start squeezing the wee folk back in the Ba-nama-republic .Beggars can’t be choosers and nice guys get washed away. So piss of and pay up.
Get real Ireland we are been taken for every penny we got ,we must for God sake stand up and say no we won’t pay just like the Greeks Did !
It is totally unacceptable to allow the government of the day to steal
the financial resources of the state to pay this odious debt and thus remove
the resources that otherwise would literally help keep the most vulnerable people of
our society alive .Every politician that continues to support this subservient action
towards the bondholders, Troika, ECB are guilty treason!
We must default just like Greece now. We are not stooges of Europe!
Anything else is just plain dumb on our part. Our national pension
fund has been depleted, paying off the private gambling debts of the bondholders
of Deutsche bank. How long more are we going to just grovel when told to do
For God sake Ireland wake up you are been screwed!