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Europe has an even bigger crisis on its hands than a British exit

It is widely claimed that the Front is eurosceptic only on the surface. Perhaps, but when I asked Mrs Le Pen what she would do on her first day in office if she ever reached the Elysee Palace, her reply was trenchant. She would instruct the French Treasury to draft plans for the immediate restoration of the franc, that great symbol of emancipation from the English occupation (franc des Anglais).

She vowed to confront Europe's leaders with a stark choice at their first meeting: either to work with France for a "sortie concertee" or coordinated EMU break-up, or resist and let "financial Armageddon" run its course. "The euro ceases to exist the moment that France leaves, and that is our incredible strength. What are they going to do, send in tanks?" she said.

She said there can be no compromise with monetary union, deeming it impossible to remain a self-governing nation within the structures of EMU, and impossible to carry out the reflation policies necessary to defeat the economic slump. "The euro blocks all economic decisions. France is not a country that can accept tutelage from Brussels. We have succumbed to a spirit of slavery," she said.


We have a very, very big problem when the only politicians who even discuss the economic situation in a reality-based context are Marine Le Pen and Nigel Farage... :p

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Fri May 30th, 2014 at 05:12:27 PM EST
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It is strange, isn't it?

Sometimes the right message comes from the wrong messengers, it's a struggle to emancipate oneself from unconscious biases.

But it's not hard to understand really, being wrong politically doesn't mean you're necessarily wrong intellectually, you can still come to some correct analyses with a shrivelled heart.

There is no real Euro-left anymore, just pusillanimous fakers, at least the truth is coming out in language the common person can understand, even if it's from bastards you would cross the street to avoid.

Finger, moon etc.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri May 30th, 2014 at 08:38:17 PM EST
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