Anti-austerity strikes sweep southern Europe

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Raymond.Vermont wrote:

The only way these peoples voices and concerns are going to be heard, is for them to directly march against EU institutions, offices and bureaucratic barracks and then onto the European Council’s command and control centres…

Protests against National Govts are simply no longer effective!

Nov 14, 2012 10:17am GMT  --  Report as abuse
starquake wrote:

Forget all the prevailing theories of GDP and materialism; people just need food, warmth, friendship and something to work on. This should be the priority, and other things can be given their time. d

Nov 14, 2012 11:53am GMT  --  Report as abuse
garyjay wrote:

Unfortunately, these emotional responses make their countries economic situations even worse by their ill considered actions.
There is no magic overnight solution to the economic problem in the Euro zone and fiscal and budgetary restraint is the only answer.

In time there will be a “tipping point” when economic growth can be re-established.
More borrowing at increasingly unaffordable interest rates instead of structural reform in a mistaken belief that one can “grow” out of the crisis is risible. It cannot work.
These countries have enjoyed the EU party. Now it’s time to pay the bill.

Nov 14, 2012 12:45pm GMT  --  Report as abuse
Raymond.Vermont wrote:

Brutal pictures of the EuroPolice bludgeoning and battering the socialist-left protesters.

Europe really is sinking into the hole of a Eurabia…

Nov 14, 2012 2:14pm GMT  --  Report as abuse
pavlaki wrote:

I am in Lisbon at the moment and watched the demo today. Very few people turned out in the main square to protest but the wider populace is fed up. They will probably keep going with austerity IF and I repeat IF there are no further austerity measures inflicted on them. The situation in Greece ( and Spain ) is different and I do not see the level of austerity as sustainable, never mind further austerity to come.

Nov 14, 2012 5:18pm GMT  --  Report as abuse
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