Ever since over the last few days Eurozone leaders seem to have agreed on the conditions for Greece to seek a third bailout to keep it in the Eurozone, British #brexit supporters have been trying to outdo each other making the most outrageous statements, claiming how this supports their ‘Britain out’ or ‘No toEU’ campaign. This ranges from the understated ‘wonder what this all means for our #brexit campaign’ to the idiotic ukip brigade tweeting German Nazi’s have just overpowered another EU country. For a while there was even a #thisisacoup hashtag trending on Twitter. Just when I was about to despair and sink into a depression about the silly state of the Europe debate in Britain, one Telegraph columnist James Kirkup singlehandedly restored trust in my adopted home country by unequivocally pointing out the elephant in the room:
He continues to point out..
“Likening today’s German government to the Nazi regime is offensively stupid….if you compare the actions of the democratic German government led by Angela Merkel to those of Nazi Germany, you are not just an idiot but a hateful, small-minded and bigoted idiot…”
Amen to that! But not just kippers with pea sized brains are making this Greek bailout into a brexit thing. Now even some leftish comedian and media darling Owen Jones feels he has to weigh in on the #brexit side:
“You’ve got a massive democratic deficit and a lack of accountability at the heart of the European project… it’s an attack on democracy as things stand.”
Well you can imagine the British brexit brigade getting almost delirious. See it’s not just us right wing patriots saying this stuff about undemocratic German dominated EU, even the left’s poster boy agrees? I want to just finish with my own thoughts. What kind of message are we giving to our kids? You know the generation that will be saddled with our debts? That it is OK to spend and spend, someone will bail you out in the end? And let’s face it, when the bailiffs come knocking at our neighbour’s door, take their flat screen TV away and their hire purchase car. Do we start shouting the bailiff (doing his court appointed job) is some sort of Nazi fascist preying on the poor?
The German tax payer owns the lion’s share of Greece’s debt (see chart below) and Angela Merkel would be hammered at home by her voters, if she was seen to be throwing good money after bad money, without assurances. And what does Britain do in this time of crises of a club ‘they belong to’? They stand there scampering from the side lines, refusing to accept their share of the responsibility, just like they did with the drowning migrant crisis in the mediterranean off the coast of Italy. Instead of sympathy with the poor Greeks, all they can muster is ‘schadenfreude’ with the Euro Zone countries.
Very few Europhobes realise that per head of the population Britain’s National debt is actually bigger than Greece’s. “Oh but we can afford to live beyond our means”, kippers tweet. This is what you get when you sell fluffing up the Cappuccino milk in the City of London into so much froth. When you print pictures of loaded container boats heading for China, but fail to mention most of them empty returns.
Now imagine a no vote in two years’time. Imagine Standard and Poor, Moody’s and all those other credit rating agencies reducing UK government debt bonds to junk status, like they did in Greece. How many friends will Britain be able to count on to bail her out in her hour of need? Don’t say you haven’t been warned!