Tag Archives: Eurozone debtor nation crisis

No satisfactory rationale emerges from the Government on £7 billion loan to Ireland

So Britain is making a loan to Ireland of €7 billion, just like that. We are told that it is in the National interest for Britain to do this. George Osborne has said that Ireland is a “friend in need.” … Continue reading

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Ireland “A society that disappeared up its own backside”

Whilst we witness the awful events unfold relating to Ireland’s economic difficulties, it is vitally important, for democracy in the future, that the mass of the voting population acquires a basic understanding of the mechanics of this disaster. Following on … Continue reading

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Margaret Thatcher was absolutely right

 It is 20 years since Margaret Thatcher was removed from power in a leadership challenge instigated by Michael Heseltine and others.  It was a time when the Conservatives lost their nerve, having seen opinion poll ratings fall.  The issue … Continue reading

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Could Irish Euro notes be discriminated against?

Who ever thought that Euro notes issued from different EU member states would be treated differently?  Apparently, it is already happening in Germany.  Ian Cowie of the Daily Telegraph reports: “Now rising fears about southern European countries’ financial stability mean … Continue reading

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