The socialist PM, David Cameron, has slapped down Lord Young (who has now grown up and therefore is old, and so he can see further than some) for saying that things in general, considering that our government is bust and our State’s debt is unsustainable unless we all work harder for a few decades, could be worse than they are.
Ireland faces torment, meltdown and sovereign extinction.
Greece got out of the same punishment for permanently allowing a government of lazy aggressive socialist scumbags, by threatening to kill all the Germans in the world, dead. Whether it’s in the nature of the Greeks, an otherwise good and sound people, to allow their governments to pretend that all Greeks are socialist lazy scumbags and will of course go along with defrauding the peoples of other nations linked to them forcibly at gunpoint by Brussels, is another matter.
The French got out of it by their murdering fascist government getting their students and “public sector workers” (which is to say: most people there) to threaten to burn all their politicians and mayors and state-bribe-receivers and police to death. How far it would have gone, rests on to what extent we think the French pretend to go along with the pretence of their “government” being a pretend government or a real one.
The Irish, being English, don’t behave quite in the same way.