May 30, 2012

Does Ireland Want to Sink with Europe?

Daniel Hannan, Daily Telegraph

AP Photo

It's hard to see what else the eurozone leaders have to do to encourage Ireland to vote 'No' to the FU Treaty. Christine Lagarde and José Manuel Barroso lecture people about austerity while paying almost no tax on their own salaries. Billions of euros are confiscated from ordinary taxpayers to rescue wealthy fools from their poor investment decisions. Germany is demanding that Ireland and the other debtor nations hand over their gold reserves.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Eurozone, Europe, Ireland


May 20, 2012
Ratcheting Up the Euro Crisis
Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest
'Crisis in the eurozone' stories are getting boring and this is one two year old soap opera the world would just as soon see disappear. Nevertheless it grinds on; yesterday the German finance minister said it could go on for... more ››
May 30, 2012
Ireland Will Crater in the Eurozone
David McWilliams, Irish Independent
In early 1931, the German government under the stewardship of its finance minister, Bruhning, was facing an enormous economic challenge. The economy was contracting rapidly but Germany was dependent on loans from the US to... more ››
May 26, 2012
Ireland Faces Choice Between Lucre & Liberty
Mary Kenny, The Guardian
Austerity quite appeals to Irish Catholics: it's the obvious loss of sovereignty that troubles us. more ››
May 30, 2012
The Riddle of German Self-Interest
Martin Wolf, Financial Times
The key in Europe today is Germany's perception of its national interest. Once it becomes evident that their conditions will not work, German leaders will have to choose between a shipwreck and a change in course. more ››