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EUROPE - Day of Action against Austerity (except Ireland)


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This could quite as easily be put into humour. An all Europe 23 country 'Day of Action' against austerity and the main player in Europe, yes us bang in the centre of Euroland, and holding the future of the euro in our filthy greasy me fein paw.....is doing nothing. Well the ULA are meeting at the central bank and The Irish Congress of Trade Unions are doing it for themselves, they will hold their own demonstration on 24 November.

Maybe if the price of drink goes up we will wake up from our stupor. Austerity...what austerity.
 

Crazy horse 6

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And people wonder why we are a european wide laughing stock. The fighting Irish indeed.
 

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the center of Euroland?
Yes it has been stated by some minister or other in the past....ol' plaver of course.
 

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Oh that's right, sure it was ALL over the meedja over here.....

Or was that Kenny getting an 'Austerity Kingpin' award?!
 

Agmachnamh

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And people wonder why we are a european wide laughing stock. The fighting Irish indeed.
The elite of this country which includes our Politicians have convinced the ordinary citizens that demonstrating is somehow akin to a crime and not something that right thinking people should take part in. So much for their idea of what a democracy is.
 

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Well we let them tell us that every time and we obviously agree with them every time...whose turn is it next?
 

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It is disgraceful that we are not taking to the streets today in solidarity with an EU protest. However when i started a thread ont he March on the 24th November all i got was people saying they would not go on because it was the unions organising it. And that was without it being a strike where they would lose pay. unfortunately the people of this country have become spineless, they blame the unions so therefore the unions can't organise anything. People need to take a long look at themselves first, they accepted everything they got through their unions and government in the good times. very few people put up their hands against what was agreed on wage increases and tax reductions. I believe the unions got too cosy up at ntional level but I would still support a march or strike organised by them.
 

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The ULA are having a get together at the Central Bank plaza at lunchtime if you're interested...

Austerity isn't the problem though... which is why these protests are misdirected imo...

It's the unfair implementation of austerity that's the problem with vested interests and 'establishments' everywhere being sheltered from it...

And of course the foisting of private banking debts onto EU citizens is an obscenity as well...

It'd be good if some clarity was brought to these protests... because currently they're all a bit fuzzy...

Countries can't keep borrowing more than they earn... and even without the bank debts that have been foisted on us, Ireland and others would still require austerity to close current budget deficits...

What is needed are protests against the unfair implementation of austerity and against the foisting of private banking debts on EU citizens...

Protesting 'against austerity' is meaningless because austerity is actually required...
 

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"Protesting 'against austerity' is meaningless because austerity is actually required..."

Good point it is unfair austerity


Now families face €50 hike in car tax revamp

Bus and rail users face years of fare increases

PAYE workers facing €3,000 tax hit after Budget

Ex-AIB chief Eugene Sheehy’s pension worth €10.5m

37 employees at IL&P earned €150,000 and €200,000 last year. Two recieved in excess of €400,000.

Senators and TD's benefits currently cost the taxpayer €11m a year.

....and on and on it goes...
 
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which is what?
Which means the cute hooors never pay their fair share. They are overpaid for the mistakes they made etc. You do'nt want me to go on do you?
 

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What the ULA's position on all the money spent of asylum seekers?
 

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Boo hoo. The unions are happy here! As long as social welfare gets slashed to maintain the Croke Park deal they'll continue to be happy! And as in the rest of Europe, the "Left" is just a Public sector union representation grouping. They couldnt care less about anyone else.
 

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We won't see mass civil unrest and protests because people will not stand beside the champagne socialist unions. The unions are as responsible as this and the last government for the mess we are in. I also refuse to be associated with them.
 

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It is disgraceful that we are not taking to the streets today in solidarity with an EU protest. However when i started a thread ont he March on the 24th November all i got was people saying they would not go on because it was the unions organising it. And that was without it being a strike where they would lose pay. unfortunately the people of this country have become spineless, they blame the unions so therefore the unions can't organise anything. People need to take a long look at themselves first, they accepted everything they got through their unions and government in the good times. very few people put up their hands against what was agreed on wage increases and tax reductions. I believe the unions got too cosy up at ntional level but I would still support a march or strike organised by them.
do shut up

the unions are part of the same establishment that failed us abysmally. One only has to look at the number of union officials accepting political appointments to quangos and state boards to see that..

These are also the same unions supporting new entrants being paid less than existing staff.

Forgive me for not wanting to stand with these bearded charlatans.
 
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One of the Labour shills spamming about the death of a pregnant immigrant planter in Galwyay said that was the main story in the BBC, which with The Guardian is the Irish Labour Party's policy setter. It turns out this story, the fightback against Labour's austerity measures is the main story in the BBC.
Not that there is much fightback in Ireland. That is what Labour and their cynical diversions are for.
 

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Austerity is destroying our economy. just look at our growth figures,

We are getting in deeper every day,It is just the poor and the the ordinary worker
who are suffering.
 

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Don't these days of protest lose the government money through lower taxation income, potentially forcing them into even more austerity measures?
 
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