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I would say yes and yes. Or well, for France the threath of leaving may be enough. But otherwise, take the temporary crisis rather then suffer under the Troika.

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by A swedish kind of death on Fri Nov 28th, 2014 at 04:21:35 PM EST
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I would say yes and yes, also. In theory.

If a small country (like mine) decides to live the Euro, then there will be a massive assault on that country to prove it was a "wrong" decision. Being dependent on 80% of imports of what you eat and also dependent on non-electric energy would make it easy to bring on a intended catastrophe.

And yes, if a small country like Greece decides to exit, I believe that the EU powers will make sure to make of it an example.

For this thing to be sorted it has to be Italy (where my hopes are) or even Spain.

I completely assume that I would like Marine to win in France. She is the only one with balls to face the situation. Send a snake to a snake-pit kind of argument.

by cagatacos on Fri Nov 28th, 2014 at 04:45:16 PM EST
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it has to be Italy (where my hopes are)

Yup, Italy is the fulcrum point. I agree, Spain would do as well too, but I think the Italian state is closer to tipping point though I don't know for sure.

I think the crunch will come in February when President Napolitano will step down and holy hell will break loose around the choice of the next president.

Plus the 5* movement is reformulating, as Beppe says he's tired and has delegated power to younger, cooler blood. Expect a less erratic strategy from them soon as the attention shifts to a set of highly capable new front men (and woman), completely un-prone to the verbal kamikaze excesses of its volatile founder. The cebtre-right and far right are still floundering in the wilderness notwithstanding Salvini's skills, no-one else has any cred, though Berlu is still flapping his gums.

Renzi's turd way troika pandering and fiscal sleight of hand will get old really fast as the Italians cotton on. It already is...

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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Nov 28th, 2014 at 08:29:36 PM EST
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