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 Post subject: Re: EU "will not bail out Greece"
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:46 pm 
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Syriza back in. Euro lurches lower.

Two interesting things -
Syriza (shorn of the 'hard' left) back in, trouncing everyone else.
The 'hard' left splitters didn't make the 3% threshold.

To me it speaks volumes about a desire for fairness - nothing particularly radical, just that the tax system is trustable, that there's a floor of provision below which people don't want to go, that special interest groups don't get special deals.
Indeed. Same as before the election.

Well, except there's no doubt about where they want to be. In the euro, in the EU...

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 Post subject: Re: EU "will not bail out Greece"
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:03 pm 
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The insane hardliners who split from Syriza back in August were wiped out after failing to meet the 3% electoral threshhold for seats. This included the whole of the "Debt Truth Commission" which repudiated all of Greek debt by deeming it odious. A bad day for the Boyd_Barrett Tendency that. :)

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 Post subject: Re: EU "will not bail out Greece"
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:14 pm 
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Well that didn't take long.

Government that instigated bailout programme calls national strike against bailout programme that it instigated......
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SYRIZA’s Labor Policy Department called on all workers, unemployed, pensioners and students to join the general strike on Thursday.

In an official announcement, the left-wing party department urges Greek citizens to “actively respond” to the pressure of creditors who continue “the dynamics of extreme, unpopular neoliberal policies.”


- See more at: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/11 ... 3Bj5e.dpuf

I can just imagine Cameron on the blower to Tsipras "2015 was yours, ok? 2016 is mine!".

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 Post subject: Re: EU "will not bail out Greece"
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:14 am 
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catbear wrote:
Well that didn't take long.

Government that instigated bailout programme calls national strike against bailout programme that it instigated......


LOL :D :D How is this different to a normal Greek strike then???? :D

http://www.ekathimerini.com/203358/arti ... -to-a-halt

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The strike has been called by the main public and private sector unions, ADEDY and GSEE. As a result, all public services, including tax offices and utilities, are due to be closed. Public hospitals will be operating with skeleton staff. Pharmacists, doctors, teachers and bank employees will also walk off the job.


Looks like a normal Greek strike to me TBH.

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 Post subject: Re: EU "will not bail out Greece"
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:40 pm 
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While Greece got a few € disbursed so far since the election .....the government has also had defections and now has a wafer thin majority especially if there is a contentious vote.

So Tsipras is back looking for opposition support again tomorrow. Opposition support got him through the summer when his very left wing defected ( only to be wiped out totally in the election)

http://www.ekathimerini.com/203827/arti ... ty-leaders

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At the meeting, the prime minister is expected to present the key points of Athens’s draft plan for pension reform.

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 Post subject: Re: EU "will not bail out Greece"
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:00 pm 
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Tsipras is toast - I see one of his central elections pledges has been broken with the privatization of Greek airports going to none other than a German company. It's only the tip of the iceberg though, just wait until he gets to tackle public sector spending - the time frame for his government to fall must only be in months.

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 Post subject: Re: EU "will not bail out Greece"
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Merkel's terrorism against Greece didn't cow the Spanish voters. Tsipras correctly observed that los votantes had issued a crippling defeat to austerity.

Southern Europe no longer has any Austerian governments with a parliamentary majority.

Game not over.


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 Post subject: Re: EU "will not bail out Greece"
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:43 pm 
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Look who has an offshore bank account!

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/worl ... 596933.ece

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 Post subject: Re: EU "will not bail out Greece"
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:53 pm 
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Mantissa wrote:
Look who has an offshore bank account!

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/worl ... 596933.ece


Last updated at 12:01AM, October 27 2015?


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 Post subject: Re: EU "will not bail out Greece"
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Greece passes reform bill including the Superfund which will last till 2115


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 Post subject: Re: EU "will not bail out Greece"
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 11:06 pm 
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Mantissa wrote:
Look who has an offshore bank account!

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/worl ... 596933.ece

Ha, I missed this. I wonder what he has to say about offshore accounts?

Varoufakis, back in April wrote:
Off-shore accounts are utterly useless to those who do not want to cheat their own tax authorities. Simple!


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 Post subject: Re: EU "will not bail out Greece"
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 1:11 pm 
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Barney Gumble wrote:
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Look who has an offshore bank account!

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/worl ... 596933.ece

Ha, I missed this. I wonder what he has to say about offshore accounts?

Varoufakis, back in April wrote:
Off-shore accounts are utterly useless to those who do not want to cheat their own tax authorities. Simple!


He denied it at the time on his blog. He asked for a retraction from the Times and Telegraph. I take it he didn't get it.

Yannis wrote:
...Our campaign for Transparency Everywhere! can thus begin now, in this post. Below the reader will find, in response to the reports regarding the fees, format and travel costs of my recent and future speeches an account of where I have been, whom have I addressed, complete with fees and travel costs.

List A refers to political speeches I gave (or plan to give) since my resignation from the Greek Ministry of Finance. My fee for delivering the bulk of these speeches was the radical number ‘zero’. In three cases I received a small sum (mainly because the organisers insisted I should).

List B comprises two speeches/appearances which I delivered commercially to maintain my economic independent from vested interests and to my other activities. (Note that this ratio of about 12 to 1, unpaid to paid, appearances was also my practice as an academic prior to 2014, when I decided to throw my hat in the ring of politics)....

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 Post subject: Re: EU "will not bail out Greece"
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 7:21 am 
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tulip wrote:
Barney Gumble wrote:
Mantissa wrote:
Look who has an offshore bank account!

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/worl ... 596933.ece

Ha, I missed this. I wonder what he has to say about offshore accounts?

Varoufakis, back in April wrote:
Off-shore accounts are utterly useless to those who do not want to cheat their own tax authorities. Simple!


He denied it at the time on his blog. He asked for a retraction from the Times and Telegraph. I take it he didn't get it.

Yannis wrote:
...Our campaign for Transparency Everywhere! can thus begin now, in this post. Below the reader will find, in response to the reports regarding the fees, format and travel costs of my recent and future speeches an account of where I have been, whom have I addressed, complete with fees and travel costs.

List A refers to political speeches I gave (or plan to give) since my resignation from the Greek Ministry of Finance. My fee for delivering the bulk of these speeches was the radical number ‘zero’. In three cases I received a small sum (mainly because the organisers insisted I should).

List B comprises two speeches/appearances which I delivered commercially to maintain my economic independent from vested interests and to my other activities. (Note that this ratio of about 12 to 1, unpaid to paid, appearances was also my practice as an academic prior to 2014, when I decided to throw my hat in the ring of politics)....

I don't particularly doubt him, but the whole issue with the offshore thing is people deciding they are tax compliant and that they don't need to declare anything to their tax authorities. The problem is with people who decide that it's all fine so they don't have to tell anyone (and likewise companies).

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 Post subject: Re: EU "will not bail out Greece"
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 7:29 am 
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I wonder if this talk for his pal David McWilliams is one of the paid for appearances?
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