Follow @PoliticsIE
 
 
 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: Ireland has got a "raw deal" compared to Greece says British MEP

  1. #1
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Sol
    Posts
    3,969
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Ireland has got a "raw deal" compared to Greece says British MEP

    SHAFTED

    Thats the word we should be shouting, at least thats what a British MEP thinks.

    UK MEP Sharon Bowles has said that Ireland has got a "raw deal" in its bailout, compared to the agreement struck in Europe last night on the Greek debt crisis.
    The European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee chair said "morally" something had to be done for Ireland.
    Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, she said the most obvious way was to do a deal on the promissory note, the means by which Anglo Irish Bank was funded.
    UCD Professor of Economics Karl Whelan said the deal for Greece was in "stark contrast" to the "pretty unseemly haste" with which Ireland is being forced to repay the promissory note for Anglo Irish Bank.

    Professor Whelan said Greece is becoming a model of how the EU is becoming more flexible in how it deals with debt of unsustainable levels.

    But i thought we were special and a deal was close?

    Looks like the only thing we may get is a deal on promissory notes.

    Yet again our government have been asleep at the wheel and allowed a deal for Greece to happen without even trying to get a better deal for us.

    Even European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee chair thinks we have got a raw deal, what does that tell you? OUR GOVERNMENT ARE USELESS!

    Eurozone, IMF reach deal to reduce Greek debt - RTÉ News

  2. #2
    MrFunkyBoogaloo
    Guest

    Default

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said markets should pay heed.He said: "It will certainly reduce the uncertainty and strengthen confidence in Europe and in Greece."
    Now, where have I heard this before?...

  3. #3
    Politics.ie Member Aindriu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Somewhere up in the Wicklow mountains digging an even deeper nuclear shelter
    Posts
    8,689
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    The difference is that the Greeks took to the the streets whilst the Irish dropped their trousers further and bent over more
    If you continue to elect idiots in elections, don't be surprised when the result is an idiotic government.

  4. #4
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Sol
    Posts
    3,969
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Its shocking that even the people in Europe are saying we have got a raw deal, what the hell are our government doing?

    Talking about Abortions.

  5. #5
    Politics.ie Member Disillusioned democrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    15,283
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    And there's NO plan B - our government's only plan is based on global growth AND a deal.

    There's been neither for 2 years but they still stick to the same plan - insane.
    The more things change....

  6. #6
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Cylon-occupied Caprica
    Posts
    3,658
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Really?

    Greece have cut their pensions, welfare and public services by 30-40%.

    Sounds like we're in damn good shape by comparison.

  7. #7
    Politics.ie Member Ulster-Lad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Dún na nGall
    Posts
    10,090
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    The Greeks were not paying. We are.

    Remember we will not have defaulter written on us.
    ‘The Great only appear great because we are on our knees: Let Us Rise!’ “ (James Larkin)

  8. #8
    Politics.ie Member stopdoingstuff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    east and west
    Posts
    22,738
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Clearly it is fine to default if it happens with official permission.

  9. #9
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    4,504
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Aindriu View Post
    The difference is that the Greeks took to the the streets whilst the Irish dropped their trousers further and bent over more
    Yep.......we even supplied the vasoline.

  10. #10
    Politics.ie Member sport02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    19,655
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    By the way this Sharon Bowles is not one of the right wing tory euro sceptics.
    She is Lib Dem and very, very pro europe.
    She was disgusted when Cameron used his veto recently and very publically said so.

    Think she is also the chair of the EU's finance and montetary committee.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •