Germans blocking early repayment of Ireland's bailout loans

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I used to work for a German company and I like Germany and German people, but I find this action quite disgusting.

German party rejects Irish loan repayment plan that could save €150m

The idea that a major political party in the most influential country of the EU would take a cynical stance like this is quite appalling. Are they happier to write-off debts of other nations than allow us to repay early. Do they seriously think Ireland will change its tax laws based on a pathetic action like this? F*ck them.
 


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The lesson here lads:

there's no such thing as 'socialist solidarity'.
 

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Can we please stop equating opposition parties with the govt of the country? The SPD are now an Opposition party. This is an SPD proposal and there are no signs of it receiving wider support. I don't think the German banks will support this proposal. This is not the first time the SPD has tried to use the bailout issue to leverage our corporate tax policy.
 

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The wording of the article suggests that the Germans actually won't block it.
 

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The wording of the article suggests that the Germans actually won't block it.
Which tells us two things:

  1. Merkel is a friend to Ireland
  2. The Socialists are not
 

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Oh right, the SPD - that would be the party which last won an election in 2002 (just) and has lost votes in every one since, ending up at barely 20% of the vote in Sept. I suppose the equivalent would have been the Tories trying a similar stunt with a UK loan in 1997 or 2001, or Labour in 2010 or 2015. And they're only still in govt because the Merkel can't strike a deal with the FDP and the Greens.

Dismal, pathetic stuff.
 

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I will say one positive thing for the SPD. They introduced the Hartz IV reforms which led to a rapid fall in unemployment. But it badly split the party and their vote has collapsed since then. They also recognised that regulation - not prohibition - was the solution to the prostitution question - and did so.
 

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I used to work for a German company and I like Germany and German people, but I find this action quite disgusting.

German party rejects Irish loan repayment plan that could save €150m

The idea that a major political party in the most influential country of the EU would take a cynical stance like this is quite appalling. Are they happier to write-off debts of other nations than allow us to repay early. Do they seriously think Ireland will change its tax laws based on a pathetic action like this? F*ck them.
Leo will bend over and do as Merkel tell's him. Our political class are spineless gutless w ankers.
 

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.... and that a few people are easily fooled by a clickbait OP.
Click bait my arse. A lot of people remember when the SPD were a serious party of government. Gerhard Schröder was as respected a chancellor as any I remember. This seems to be getting explained away as a case of "opposition politics". Well, I haven't noticed that kind of cynicism in German politics before. The irony is that Martin Schulz in his previous job always seemed somewhat sympathetic to Ireland's predicament.
 

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Click bait my arse. A lot of people remember when the SPD were a serious party of government. Gerhard Schröder was as respected a chancellor as any I remember. This seems to be getting explained away as a case of "opposition politics". Well, I haven't noticed that kind of cynicism in German politics before. The irony is that Martin Schulz in his previous job always seemed somewhat sympathetic to Ireland's predicament.
The title states that the Germans are blocking the early repayment.

They're not.
 

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the nazis were socialist,national socialist, its in the name
you win 'literal-minded to the point of drolling imbecility' post of the day

congratulations, your prize is a meal for two at Trump Tower. No utensils supplied but I'd say that'll suit just fine.
 


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