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Two Thirds Of Germans Don't Support Bailouts

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Disconnect Between People And Politicians Widening Across Europe

Germany is the country that is portrayed as the Great Hope of saving or bailing out other European sovereigns and, in turn, banks.

Despite whatever spinmeisters may say, two thirds of German voters oppose these bailouts. And in another survey, Germans' sense of well-being about their lives and the future is below that of Americans and Brits.

So far, political leaders in Germany have chosen to ignore all this and instead have passed a fresh measure to throw 211 billion euros more into the pot as Germany's contribution to the "do that" problem.

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In September, 40,000 protested in Brussels against the bailouts and Casino Capitalism.

Apart from Greece, discontent in wonderfully harmonious Euroland doesn't get a lot of column inches, but that doesn't mean it isn't there. I believe this signals quite a lot of political change in Europe in the next year or two, as current elected mandates come up for renewal and current politicians continue to totally ignore the obvious.

Here's the word on the Brussels metro (click CC for subtitles)

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Yes but 100% of Europe's bankers do.

Who do you think the political elite will take more notice of?

They can't stay in office with diminishing support.

And the trend, currently, is towards small nationalistic parties, who aren't in the bankers or the Eurocrats thrall - the indignants in Spain and Italy, the True Finns and so on.

From the article:

There is major political discontent in all these countries, but so far all the public can do is vote for stranger and stranger, revolving-door of politicians, who employ the same one-trick-pony bailout economics.

This is I believe the cycle which is asking to be broken. I think that UKIP guy might do pretty well next time round too.

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Well tough titty. Its their banking system. Also the whole EU zone is run for the benefit of France and Germany.

Germany defaulted three times in 20th century, twice after laying waste to the entire continent. They avoided and were let off reparation payments (Hitler merely printed off the money anyway).

So they should put up and pay up, especially if they want to keep selling VW/Audi's, Mercs and BMW's to everywhere else.

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They can't stay in office with diminishing support.

The trouble is, all the main parties in Germany are united in their support for the Euro so there's no realistic alternative for the masses.. In much the same way most people in the UK have been critical of our immigration policy with no mainstream representation

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If the German people or any nations populace are ignored it leads to discontent and resentment, if anyone thinks this can't lead to serious problems then they are foolish.

Hitler's rise to power took advantage of precisely these sort of conditions.

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This is I believe the cycle which is asking to be broken. I think that UKIP guy might do pretty well next time round too.

Hopefully here in the UK too ... I (naively I realise) voted for change in May-10 but we have got more of the same, just wearing different colour rosettes. However, it remains to be seen if UKIP (or any other 'marginal' party) would be different 'in power'.

Funnily enough some MEP's seem to be "on the ball" ... Dan Hannan and Godrey Bloom for a start.

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im not even german and i dont suport the bailouts.

it would be like the rest of the uk supporting devon county that overpaid promises of pensions. provides everyone with a free mcmansion. had a 60% tax avoidance and 22 new hospitals, then expected the other counties to foot the bill while having no share.

it the end, the greeks may be forced to give up lands to the germans.

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im not even german and i dont suport the bailouts.

it would be like the rest of the uk supporting devon county that overpaid promises of pensions. provides everyone with a free mcmansion. had a 60% tax avoidance and 22 new hospitals, then expected the other counties to foot the bill while having no share.

Like we do for Scotland then ?

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im not even german and i dont suport the bailouts.

it would be like the rest of the uk supporting devon county that overpaid promises of pensions. provides everyone with a free mcmansion. had a 60% tax avoidance and 22 new hospitals, then expected the other counties to foot the bill while having no share.

I think that is a brilliant analogy. Cheers!!

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If the German people or any nations populace are ignored it leads to discontent and resentment, if anyone thinks this can't lead to serious problems then they are foolish.

Hitler's rise to power took advantage of precisely these sort of conditions.

One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter?:

Though attention has been focused on the controversies surrounding Martin McGuinness’s past as an IRA leader, Sinn Féin’s rise in recent opinion polls has been built on a platform of unrelenting opposition to the government’s austerity policies, combined with outrage about continuing payments to senior bankers and public servants.

http://www.sbpost.ie/news/ireland/sinn-feins-success-in-polls-built-on-protest-vote-59019.html

So how does an ex IRA leader gain popular support? By taking on people who are less popular than he is.

Unless the morons leading Europe start acting in the interests of the people of Europe they will indeed be setting the scene for the forth reich.

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