Monday, 6 July 2015

Greece Speaks For All Opposed to the Austerity Project.

The People of Greece nave spoken for all of us who believe that the Austerity Project is not the answer and that Nations should be controlled by the Troika of  the European Commission (EC), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the European Central Bank (ECB)
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said that the Greeks made a "brave choice" in voting to reject the terms of an international bailout.He said that Greece would go back to the negotiating table on Monday, adding that an International Monetary Fund (IMF) assessment published this week confirmed that restructuring Greek debt was necessary.
The final result in the referendum was 61.3% "No", against 38.7% who voted "Yes". Turnout was 62.5%.
What we need now is for political parties throughout Europe to declare solidarity with Greece and declare now that they too have had enough and will not be bullied by outside forces.
Small chance oft his happening with the Established forces . In the UK Labour leadership contenders apart from Jeremy Corbyn are all more or less to continuing with Austerity.
It interesting that now we have a NO vote Euro Sceptic MPs are appearing to come out and claim they sort of backed  Greece all along  our own Glyn Davies  Tory MP for Montgomery says on his blog
 Not sure I fully grasp the precise details of what the referendum was actually about. Not sure Greek voters did either. But the message was clear. They did not want their elected Govt to be bullied and humiliated by the Euro-elite. Forget how we got here. The No vote was two fingers up to the EU establishment. I would have voted No as well. Anything else and Greece would, in effect, no longer have been an independent country. I do think the current political leadership in Greece are not on this planet, but they have been elected to lead a sovereign country.
Expect  right wing Euro sceptics to use the case of Greece as a reason for a NO vote in the forthcoming EU referendum here.

The problem for supporters of the EU may be that they may wel have a point.
Germany's Deputy Chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, told local media that renewed negotiations with Greece were "difficult to imagine" and that Mr Tsipras had "torn down the bridges" between Greece and Europe
Gabriel  been chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). He was Minister of the Environment from 2005 to 2009.

The SPD are in coalition with Angela Merkel 's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Gabriel has been seen as the toughest opponent of any relaxation of Greece's  ability to pay back its debt
Indeed what the Greek crisis has shown that our Democratic institutions are flimsy at best 
When Other Nations and International Bankers decide on the financial course a Nation can take then ordinary voters have no real say in how they are governed.
The election of Alexis Tsipras Syriza government should have been seen as a message that Greece could not take the harsh conditions placed on it and realised by  the leaders of the Troika that they should realise that the long term stability of Greece depended on it being allowed to far more time to stabilise its economy .
For European leaders the fate of the EU may be also in the balance as those in every Nation question their membership if its allowed to bully smaller members to accept  the thinking of the likes of Gemany and France.

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