Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Treasures from the threads - Number fifty-three.

This comment comes to an item detailing the extent of the cuts expected from Ireland in the coming revised budget, linked here:

5 minutes ago
The Germans and French do not understand the people they are dealing with here. The Irish, for all their amiable qualities, can be difficult to extract money from, even when they really owe it. (OK I know I have only ever had one Irish tenant, but think back to Captain Boycott).

In this case, the Irish are being asked to pay debts they did not personally incur. Why? To prop up bankrupt banks, including some in Britain and Germany.

There's no way they are going to do it. Frankly, why should they? Despite the very silly caricature of the Irish, they are far from being daft.



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