"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."

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Irish Minimum Wage Cut?

As the bail-out goes before the Irish Cabinet rumours are flying that the minimum wage will be cut as part of a renewed 'austerity drive'.  So, it's all going according to plan..
"[Brian] Lenihan admitted for the first time the banks had become too big a problem for the country to resolve on its own."
Businesses/shops folding, job losses, wage cuts, home repossessions, further loss of sovereignty and all so the country can borrow from banks to give to banks.  No-one can tell me that financial & political corruption isn't at the heart of all this mess.

I never thought I'd be on the side of a trades unionist but Jimmy Kelly of Unite has a point when he says:
“Our government has finally surrendered control after two years of what can only be described as incompetence and lies yet still they go to cut ribbons and profess anger at being questioned on whether they are ashamed of their performance.
“They have treated the Irish people like fools and must step down immediately.  We have heard that it is the market’s fault, that the banks lied to them and that it was somehow our fault for questioning them and undermining confidence.

“There is no place left at the table for disgraced politicians that have only thought of themselves.  They should be forced to step down immediately, relinquishing their fancy cars and crazy expenses and allow the people to decide who it is to negotiate our way out of the mess they have created.”
And so say all of us.

Just as it didn't end with Greece, it won't end with Ireland: Portugal


  1. It will end in violence. Why? Because the notion that it was to prevent war was one of the snakeoil promises. The NWO are running scared as country after country fails and the IOUs get ever more worthless.

  2. The notion that it was to prevent war was a spur-of-the-moment, back-of-a-cig-packet idea, OR. It's possible that it's become public too quickly for their liking - that people now know too much and are watching them closely. Have you seen EU Referendum's 'And then we kill them' today? Sobering. (It's in the 'sunday round-up', lower down).


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