I watched yer man Vincent Browne last night.
I’m not a great fan of VB and even less so of TV3, but the one thing I will say about him is that when he askes a question, he won’t be fobbed off.
As a background to this I had better explain that For a couple of years now our gubmint has been paying off billions [not millions, billions] to bond market gamblers when there is no legal reason for them to do so. Those gamblers took a punt and lost, yet our gubmint is insisting on paying them back in full. Why? It may be the merest of coincidences that these gamblers are mainly German banks, but whenever the gubmint is asked why they are paying these debts, they usually mutter some crap about being told to by the ECB.
Yesterday there was a press conference held by the “Troika”. Fuck but I hate that word – it lends them a sense of respectability, when in reality they are only a tiny step up from the Mafia. They are here for one reason and one reason only – to make sure that they are milking us for every last fucking cent in our pockets.
In the clip below, one of them – a smarmy little bollix from the ECB “praises” the Irish for their deep insight into financial matters. This apparently is based on a chat with his fucking taxi driver. If I ever find out who that taxi driver is, he’s going to end up in a shallow grave in the Dublin Mountains.
Our Vinny then asks him why we are paying these billions to the German gamblers.
His answer [or rather, the lack of] speaks volumes and illustrates fairly conclusively that as far as the EU is concerned we are here merely to be raped and pillaged. The body language alone is worth watching. [It’s a long video, but don’t worry – the juicy stuff is in the first seven minutes or so]
Maybe that will explain my utter contempt and distrust of the EU?