These people REALLY do take the biscuit. Here is the latest blather from Mr Juncker, quoted on the BBC Website here:
“In the case of a national bankruptcy with a subsequent debt restructuring, we would be letting a genie out of the bottle without knowing in which direction it would be flying,” he warned.
PRICELESS! It is astonishing how these people are so severely suffering from self-delusion. No, Mr Juncker, the genie was let out of the bottle WHEN THE EURO WAS LAUNCHED, because you allowed Greece to enter it when:
A) Your OWN economists previously told you that Greece couldn’t live in the euro alongside Germany.
B) Greece in ANY case lied about its budget position in order to get in.
C) You MUST HAVE KNOWN B, since it was common knowledge in the press at the time.
D) The Germans were PROMISED the criteria would be strictly followed and that they’d never have to bail out any feckless, cheating and irresponsible states that might mess up. (Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Belgium and France no doubt eventually)
Your propaganda DOES NOT WORK any better than the euro. The euro COULD have worked with more honest and competent people behind it instead of the vainglorious United-States-of-Europe aspirationalists that rule us UNELECTED in Brussels.
Basically, you have BETRAYED the taxpayers of Europe. You LIED, and now you want us to bail you out AGAIN. How long do you think you can go on with this charade?
LIES? I love this bit in relation to the regional elections in Spain:
“Analysts say that with control of some heavily indebted regional governments changing hands, there are fears that hidden financial problems may be unearthed by the incoming administrations.”
Really? “hidden financial problems”? Does the writer mean like those of Portugal, where the Prime Minister said: “Some costs were kept off the balance sheet.”
We’ll see …. will incoming administrations in the Spanish regions ALSO lie? Someone, somewhere, sometime has to STOP LYING. Maybe it will be the same people who STOP BORROWING and building up debt they can never repay.
And why SHOULD the Greek people have to suffer terrible austerity because of the LIES and INCOMPETENCE of the elite of Europe? WE DESERVE BETTER MR JUNCKER, and please, let’s have LESS of this “taking difficult decisions in secret” nonsense. Do you ever remember who PAYS you? Do you even CARE what they think or want?