"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

How To Win Friends Greek-style

The Greek Deputy PM, Theodoros Pangalos, just doesn't do diplomacy.  You'd think the last thing the Greeks would do in their current predicament is antagonise the Germans but, apparently frustrated at the lack of EU progress to bail out the country, Pangalos has invoked Nazi Germany:
"They took away the Greek gold that was at the Bank of Greece, they took away the Greek money and they never gave it back.  I don't say they have to give back the money necessarily but they have at least to say "thanks".   And they shouldn't complain so much about stealing and not being very specific about economic dealings."
Pangalos also drags the Italians into the row: "Mr Pangalos said Italy did more than Greece to mask the state of its finances to secure euro zone entry."

He does get something right though: "The quality of leadership today in the Union is very, very poor indeed."

Oh, how I laughed.


  1. For some very special things there is


  2. Talking to me again, are we?

  3. I never stopped you cheeky bamboozler - you're the one who went off in a Panda-strop.


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