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Each Day Brings Something More Surreal

16 Dec

EU Leaders’ meeting in Brussels comes up with another cunning plan to bail out failing euro members.

“Diplomats said the agreed wording – two sentences – would be inserted into the Lisbon Treaty. The treaty change can be approved through a simplified procedure, EU officials say. That means the EU should avoid any repeat of the wrangling and referendums that plagued the treaty negotiations for years.”

Really, the EU and national leaders continue to surpass themselves with each step. The Lisbon Treaty was discussed, argued and hacked about for YEARS and then of course ratified with hardly ANY of the peoples of Europe being directly consulted and those that WERE had to vote AGAIN till they got it right.

Now this complex, controversial and game-changing Treaty can apparently be amended through “a simple procedure” so that HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS of eurozone members’ money can be put on the line to bail out nations which CANNOT live with the euro either because their economies are too different from Germany’s or they have spent like idiots or in most cases both.

You REALLY couldn’t make it up. There is a court case going ahead in Germany challenging the legality of the bailouts ALREADY done. I truly hope that the EU loses and that all those national leaders who connived in illegality according to their OWN statutes in the Lisbon Treaty are locked up for misuse of public funds.

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2 Comments

Posted by on December 16, 2010 in European Union

 

2 responses to “Each Day Brings Something More Surreal

  1. gerard odonnell

    December 20, 2010 at 8:22 am

    I read the papers daily, and I am distraught, disillusioned, and angry that the lies and the deceit continue unabated. When will the masses wake up, or are they so dumbed down they have no voice, vision, or ambition for change. And, simply accept their miserable lot. Servitude seems an acceptable fate.

     
  2. Chris Snuggs

    December 20, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Hi Gerard – thanks for your comment.

    Unfortunately, A) Our leaders think they know best and correspondingly B) they don’t see the need to take much account of public opinion and C) Most people assume anyway that the leaders know best and/or are too apathetic to bother, witness the appalling phrase: “Politics? Nah, not me mate – not interested ..” (especially common in Britain)

    However, C) may be beginning to change since the venal idiocy of some leaders has become so extreme that few people are prepared to ignore it.

    All we can do is keep banging away and on the rare occasions when we have a chance make our vote felt ….

     

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