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Brussels braces as Europe-wide protest kicks off

Roddy "Roderick" Thomson, 13:01, Wednesday 29 September 2010

Police threw a ring of steel around EU headquarters Wednesday as thousands of workers in a sea of banners from across Europe took to the streets amid mounting anger at painful spending cuts.

Police barricaded banks and shops and blocked access to the European Union building, where labour leaders hoped to mass up to 100,000 people from 30 countries in the afternoon to say "no to austerity".

"We're here to say 'no' to the multiplying number of austerity plans, whether adopted by governments or by European institutions," said Bernard Thibault, head of the major CGT French trade union, as the march took off.../

Millions of jobs fell off the European map in the global downturn and many more look set to be squeezed as governments axe public spending.

In Spain, where unemployment has more than doubled, with one out of five workers jobless, the country battled rush-hour travel chaos and pickets rallied outside factories as unions launched a 24-hour general strike.

If the protests turn into rats the Euro might get a big boost. :D

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Anti-austerity protests sweep across Europe
March in Brussels, strikes in Spain, Greece; unions flex muscles to protest austerity plans
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Riot police hit out at demonstrators
during protests in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Spanish workers staged a general strike Wednesday to protest austerity measures imposed by a government struggling to slash its budget deficit and overcome recession.(AP Photo/David Ramos)
Raf Casert, Associated Press Writer, On Wednesday September 29, 2010, 10:04 am
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Anti-austerity protests erupted across Europe on Wednesday -- Greek doctors and railway employees walked out, Spanish workers shut down trains and buses, and one man even blocked the Irish parliament with a cement truck to decry the country's enormous bank bailouts.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of Brussels toward European Union buildings in bright red, green and blue labor union jackets, aiming to reinforce the impact of Spain's first nationwide strike in eight years.
Strikes or protests were also taking place Wednesday in Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Slovenia and Lithuania, all aimed at the budget-slashing, tax-hiking, pension-cutting austerity plans that European governments have implemented to try to control their debt.
The march in Brussels was taking place just as the EU Commission proposed new penalties to punish member states that have run up deficits, mainly to fund social programs in a time of high unemployment. The proposal, backed by Germany, is running into strong opposition from France, which wants politicians to decide on sanctions, not rigid rules alone.

The official song of the protestors:

We know we have binged

But we aint going to pay

We know we have mewed

But we aint going to pay

We know we have debt

But we aint going to pay

We know we are sheeple

But we aint going to pay

We know it sour own fault

But we aint going to pay

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Four brave professors have lodged a complaint with the German Constitutional Court on the grounds of the bailout being in breach of the EU Treaties. Their case has been accepted and will be heard in the coming months.

That will create more problems for the EU as more and more Germans Taxpayers are protesting that they are taking the bulk cost for the bailouts. Riots in the EU you have seen nothing yet. ;)

The release today of the EU's 2009 Financial report confirms that the UK gave £6.7 billion to the EU last year, £226 million up on the previous year.

While the £6.7 billion figure is an increase it would be far far worse if the EU gets its way and the government hands over what is left of our rebate.

At £440 per family is one hell of a subscription to a club. Normally you would expect to see some benefits, or at least be able to decide if the family budget could afford it.

Of course that is not an option for us as the Government refuses to have a cost benefit study into our membership. :rolleyes:

The official song of the protestors:

We know we have binged

But we aint going to pay

We know we have mewed

But we aint going to pay

We know we have debt

But we aint going to pay

We know we are sheeple

But we aint going to pay

We know it sour own fault

But we aint going to pay

Oh yes you are. ;)

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