New From The Slog !
Sources in Berlin and Paris were making it clear last night that, whatever emerges from the Merkel/Samaras meeting in the German capital tomorrow, a deal is already on the table. The task of Antonis Samaras is to prove he is willing to honour that deal – in every sense of the word – not to do the impossible being requested in public by German politicians.
Eleven days ago, The Slog posted that relations between Greece and the Troika had relaxed because, as a high-level Athenian source alleged:
“Something has been agreed, and whatever it is has made the bondholders and the Troika irrelevant overnight. There are half-hearted references to repayment schedules, but they don’t have that sense of panic evident just a few short weeks ago. But you can see that Samaras is now pushing for more austerity progress.”
The piece continued: ‘A deal has been done to pay off bondholders and forgive the residue of the debt…Somebody, somewhere in Europe flicked a switch within the last ten days, and everyone relaxed….Brussels or Berlin…or both…or others…have given Samaras a big reassurance that if he sticks with the [austerity] programme, Greece will not be thrown out of the euro….. full article at source: http://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/athensberlin-exclusive-slog-prediction-vindicated-as-leaks-about-special-deal-start-appearing/
“1. Front-loaded aid = cash = available immediately to pay off debt…plus further help from reduced rates. If this isn’t debt forgiveness, then the Pope is a Muslim.”
What about the stupid Irish killing themselves trying to pay off (other peoples debts , like Deutsche Bank and the faceless puppet-masters who are really running our country!)- (Household charge the Irish poll tax).
Well our gombeen government are busy preparing the next round of austerity measures in the coming budget and for what???? a tap on the back “well done Paddy now go and shut up and pay up” is the message coming over loud and clear for the downtrodden Irish public!
Wake up and fight back get up off your knees for God sake!
- ‘Deal has been done to pay off bondholders and forgive residue of debt’ (thepressnet.com)
- Greece doesn’t want more money, says country’s PM Antonis Samaras (independent.co.uk)
- Greeks ‘won’t get new deal on bailout without troika approval’ (independent.ie)
- Samaras: Greece euro exit could spark more (seattlepi.com)
- Samaras: Greece Needs ‘Air to Breathe’ (abcnews.go.com)
- Merkel and Hollande meet ahead of Samaras talks (ekathimerini.com)