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Euro-revolt

 

"Enough of submission to the EU and the Euro" - says the Portuguese Communist Party.  Interesting that here in the UK it is the loony right (ably assisted by the weakest prime minister in living memory), whereas in Portugal, it's the loony left.  Politics is a circle - the extremes of left and right meet at the furthest point from commonsense.  Spotted in Braga, and elsewhere in Portugal.

 

Euro-revolt

 

"Enough of submission to the EU and the Euro" - says the Portuguese Communist Party.  Interesting that here in the UK it is the loony right (ably assisted by the weakest prime minister in living memory), whereas in Portugal, it's the loony left.  Politics is a circle - the extremes of left and right meet at the furthest point from commonsense.  Spotted in Braga, and elsewhere in Portugal.

 

comments (13)

Il y a aussi beaucoup de polémiques ici sur ce sujet.
Tom Wilson: Oui, madame Le Pen est dans les journaux ici, aussi!
It is fascinating, isn't it.

When I think that Lincoln was a republican, and it used to be Democrats that supported slavery, - I shudder!
Tom Wilson: I think anarchy is the best bet smile
Elizabeth is right. It happens also in America!
Tom Wilson: It's universal, Ginnie.
Well to be fair to the loony, the Euro has become the poor man's burden. It benefits German exports that the value of the Euro is held down by the poorer nations, yet they need a lower value currency to reflect their situation and to grow. The same situation has been described in thevUSA Tom.
Tom Wilson: Oh, I agree about the Euro, Chad - ill-conceived. A common currency without a common financial policy is ridiculous.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Aug 2016, 07:26
It has always amused me that anyone, except those at the top of the pecking order, ever believed in Communism. Only the elite seemed to benefit..
Tom Wilson: The same with any system it seems - given Cameron's honours list, it's evident where the power lies!
  • Ray
  • Not United States
  • 1 Aug 2016, 07:49
A fine post, Tom!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ray.
It looks like the FCP (French communist party here Tom!
Tom Wilson: Very similar motivations I guess.
i think the general meaning was somewhat clear without the translation, Tom. a nice post.
Tom Wilson: Yes, pretty direct, isn't it? smile
I'm sure there is a majority in this country of ours, whatever ones politics, are jolly glad we didn't let ourselves get dragged into the Euro, we have difficult enough times as it is, but it seems not as bad as the Eurozones in places.
Tom Wilson: Oh, yes - the Euro, without a common financial policy was always a mistake.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Aug 2016, 14:02
I think it was the 1950'2 in the Netherlands. Farmer Koekoek (Cuckoo) was the only member of the Farmer's Party in their parliament. When he, as usually, came late in a discussion, he would comment: "I don't know what you are on about, but I am against it!"

Far left and far right met in the loony bin and lived happily ever after.
Tom Wilson: Nice story, Louis!
The first word sounds like it could also be the last one,
Tom Wilson: He, he!
Not joining the Euro was the only sensible thing any government has done in years. You are so right about the loonies
Tom Wilson: I agree about the Euro, Bill - a common currency without a common financial policy is obviously a loser!
Looks like the Euro may go down the tubes...

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