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By Big Rob
#419212
Apparently Greece's original debt was €310 billion.

The have apparently had loans of €240 billion. Only 10% of this went to help the Greek people (if I read that right)

They now apparently owe €320 billion.

I think Grexit may well be on the cards (for the Euro) at least.
 
By youngian
Membership Days Posts
#419682
And I shall wear the creditors’ loathing with pride.

Despite the No vote Varoufakis has resigned
Soon after the announcement of the referendum results, I was made aware of a certain preference by some Eurogroup participants, and assorted ‘partners’, for my… ‘absence’ from its meetings; an idea that the Prime Minister judged to be potentially helpful to him in reaching an agreement. For this reason I am leaving the Ministry of Finance today.

I consider it my duty to help Alexis Tsipras exploit, as he sees fit, the capital that the Greek people granted us through yesterday’s referendum.


http://yanisvaroufakis.eu/2015/07/06/minister-no-more/

Has he been upsetting Cathy Ashton as well? her husband is not in a good mood
The Greek Referendum is a corruption of democracy by Peter Kellner
If this is how Greece takes big decisions, then should it be allowed to stay in the European Union?

http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/blogs ... -democracy
 
By Bones McCoy
Membership Days Posts
#419726
Just who do these Greeks think they are, getting their citizens to vote on stuff.
Acting like they invented the concept..
By Big Rob
#419729
The neolibs will not be happy with this democracy thing.

I am really proud of the Greek people telling them to go fuck themselves.
 
By youngian
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#419778
Well according to Farage the referendum was a clamour by the young people of Greece for more neo-liberal nationalism

Greece votes No: The European Union is dying before our eyes
It's not just disaffected pensioners: young Greeks have worked out that they don't need the bloated EU
There is a bigger picture to consider, however. A huge generational dynamic exists, running through all of this. One poll from Antenna News in Greece found that 67 per cent of Greeks under the age of 35 voted No which shows just how much the seismic plates are shifting within European politics. The fact that young Greeks overwhelmingly rejected the Brussels dictat and voted No in huge numbers is of massive significance.


Nigel's core supporters get to the heart of the matter
posercom • 3 hours ago
When Europe and the world reject the Rothschild Fractional Reserve Banking system and all it's ills people might actually learn what it is like to enjoy the fruits of their own labor. The Europeans, weather united or not have been enslaved by this one Satanic family that created the Jesuit Order and the Illuminati, right after the Vatican banned the Jesuits. They are the slave masters of nearly every nation in the world and they are behind every form of terrorism and every political assassination. They are the synagogue of Satan and they must be stopped!

waverley-jak • 2 hours ago
Greece has only one international industry - tourism. A return to the drachma and a lower exchange rate can only benefit Greece. It is just as well Elgin's marbles are safe in the British Museum, otherwise Brussels and Christine's I.M.F. might have made off with them as a reparation payment.
By Big Rob
#419847
Neoliberals are not nationalistic. They are only interested in free markets and defunding governments my having the ability to move their cash to where governments cannot tax them.
 
By youngian
Membership Days Posts
#419848
Neo-liberals like Farage and Dan Hannan appropriate nationalism just like anyone else on the populist right. As contradictory as it might seem.
By Big Rob
#419861
I am not really sure Farage would make a true neoliberal.

I know sometimes espouses neoliberal crap however his stance on immigration and, well, leaving the EU is not in line with neoliberalism.
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