Jayzus but I had to laugh yesterday.
Our little pipsqueak of a finance Minister [Noonan – the one who always sounds as if he is issuing a summons] has told the Greeks to get their act together and form a government. That’ll put the fear of God in them?
Talk about an overblow sense of self importance!
I can just imagine the scene; all those Greek parties squabbling over how they should form a government when word seeps through – Noonan has spoken. Quaking in fear, they put all their differences to one side and the Greek political crisis is solved, and disaster is averted.
Our gubmint is getting quite slap-happy about the Greeks. Only a couple of days ago they issued a dire warning to the people of Ireland – if we reject the Fiscal Treaty we will end up like the Greeks. Quite how rejecting a treaty leads to having no government I don’t know but if it does, then that alone is reason enough to reject it. Far more likely is that if the Treaty is accepted, we’ll all end up like the Greeks – jobless, homeless and hopeless.
For a campaign which they swore would be truthful and honest and wouldn’t threaten the voters, they are doing quite well. So far, all I have heard is tales of money drying up, and how we would lose the respect of Europe [big fucking deal] and now, how we will end up like Greece. We have been threatened with bankruptcy and isolation. Vote NO and Ireland will cease to exist. No putting the fear of God in us there, then?
So far, the only positive things they have had to say were all about how it will stabilise Europe and in particular the Euro. And therein lies the rub. This treaty is simply and solely to prop up a failing currency. It was designed with the currency in mind and certainly not the citizens of Europe. We can all go to hell in a handcart so long as their precious fucking Euro is all right.
In a nutshell, the Fiscal Treaty is good for the Euro and very bad for the Irish people.
I see Ganley has joined the fray too. There is something about that man I don’t like, and I can’t quite decide what it is, but fuckit, if he is campaigning against the Treaty then I’ll let him buy me a pint anytime.
Anyone or anything that puts the shits up our gumbint has to be a good thing in my book.