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Oxi EU

Political Cartoonist Gary Barker Cartoons
Published by in Daily roundup ·
Tags: oxitsiprasmerkeleu.eurozone

The Greek people have spoken and 60% of them agreed with their Prime Minister Alexis Ttsipras in saying oxi to the latest EU bail out plan for the suffering economy. Many seem content to keep pointing the finger at Greece, but that's the British condition, which became a disease and now threatens to make us gravely ill. We have been conned into blaming others while never considering we may be part o the problem. For once though the UK probably pretty much innocent in the dire straits Greece now finds itself in. More to blame is the EU itself and in particulat those who sought to expand the Euro to countries whose economies were not suited to the single currency and who have suffered gravely from this mistake since the 2008 crash. But where the UK must still shoulder some of the blame is in our almost psychotic reticence to hold the banks accountable to what is surely the mess they have caused. But who are the ones who have suffered the least since 2008? The bankers. Without their selfish and frankly criminal gambling with the world's economy no countries would be having to introduce 'austerity' measures, because we would still have all the money we bailed them out with to spend on services that are now being cuts. The truth is the banks still have all our money and this government is hoping we will forget this ind our persistent instistance to point the finger 180 degrees in the wrong direction i.e. at society's most vulnerable instead of it's wealthiest and guiltiest.

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