12 February 2010

Don't blame the Germans ...

... at least not entirely. As The Guardian reports:
The conservative Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, a supporter of the Merkel centre-right coalition, put it like this on its frontpage: "The Greeks are taking to the streets to protest against raising the retirement age from 61 to 63. Are the Germans now supposed to work until 69 and not 67 so the Greeks can enjoy early retirement?"

And do we really want the Germans to provide Greece (and Portugal, Spain and Italy) with financial loans and guarantees if that means their economies being run from Berlin? While Rumpy-Pumpy, Barroso and Sarkozy run about like headless chickens, it is perhaps just as well that Angie is the coolest head on the block.

The story goes on.

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