Today' Irish Times reports that, once again, Germany is making hostile and negative noises in relation to the modest proposal to increase the repayment period of some of our national debt to Seven years. Such a proposal would not remove from Ireland the obligation to repay money borrowed to re-finance the banks when the European authorities were somehow able to browbeat the previous Fianna Fail government into not allowing these banks to default on any bonds even subordinated ones but would improve a bit the cash flow associated with these repayment.
Germany may seek concessions from Ireland for new loan deal - Political News | Irish & International Politics | The Irish Times - Thu, Apr 11, 2013
Isn't it now time to remind Germany that after the second world war Germany as the offending party was given over fifty years for it to pay war reparations arising from the enormous damage it caused Europe up to 1945.
Politeness and restraint doesn't seem to be getting us anywhere with these people. Time for a little undiplomatic truth-telling perhaps?