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Ireland has got a "raw deal" compared to Greece says British MEP


Neutron

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Thats the word we should be shouting, at least thats what a British MEP thinks.

UK MEP Sharon Bowles has said that Ireland has got a "raw deal" in its bailout, compared to the agreement struck in Europe last night on the Greek debt crisis.
The European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee chair said "morally" something had to be done for Ireland.
Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, she said the most obvious way was to do a deal on the promissory note, the means by which Anglo Irish Bank was funded.
UCD Professor of Economics Karl Whelan said the deal for Greece was in "stark contrast" to the "pretty unseemly haste" with which Ireland is being forced to repay the promissory note for Anglo Irish Bank.

Professor Whelan said Greece is becoming a model of how the EU is becoming more flexible in how it deals with debt of unsustainable levels.

But i thought we were special and a deal was close?

Looks like the only thing we may get is a deal on promissory notes.

Yet again our government have been asleep at the wheel and allowed a deal for Greece to happen without even trying to get a better deal for us.

Even European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee chair thinks we have got a raw deal, what does that tell you? OUR GOVERNMENT ARE USELESS!

Eurozone, IMF reach deal to reduce Greek debt - RTÉ News
 


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European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said markets should pay heed.He said: "It will certainly reduce the uncertainty and strengthen confidence in Europe and in Greece."
Now, where have I heard this before?...
 

Aindriu

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The difference is that the Greeks took to the the streets whilst the Irish dropped their trousers further and bent over more :mad:
 

Neutron

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Its shocking that even the people in Europe are saying we have got a raw deal, what the hell are our government doing?

Talking about Abortions.
 

Disillusioned democrat

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And there's NO plan B - our government's only plan is based on global growth AND a deal.

There's been neither for 2 years but they still stick to the same plan - insane.
 

Ryan Tubbs

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Really?

Greece have cut their pensions, welfare and public services by 30-40%.

Sounds like we're in damn good shape by comparison.
 

Ulster-Lad

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The Greeks were not paying. We are.

Remember we will not have defaulter written on us.
 

stopdoingstuff

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Clearly it is fine to default if it happens with official permission.
 

fuque

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The difference is that the Greeks took to the the streets whilst the Irish dropped their trousers further and bent over more :mad:
Yep.......we even supplied the vasoline.
 

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By the way this Sharon Bowles is not one of the right wing tory euro sceptics.
She is Lib Dem and very, very pro europe.
She was disgusted when Cameron used his veto recently and very publically said so.

Think she is also the chair of the EU's finance and montetary committee.
 
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Fear not posters, fear not. For as much as Ireland is not Greece, the Irish state (and by extension us) will still be profiting from the Greek crisis.

This is what's called solidarity in European circles.
 

fuque

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Its shocking that even the people in Europe are saying we have got a raw deal, what the hell are our government doing?

Talking about Abortions.
pity but a few of them were'nt aborted!
 

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Just think when Ireland has paid back all the dosh it can look forward to a nice pat on the head.
 

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Ireland has an export and international sector which Greece does not.
But Greece has bitter weather and lots of swimming pools except when the taxman comes looking for them.:p
 

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