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Tunisia Kicking Off

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Seems that assasinations of democratic secular politicians is now the norm in Tunisia. Give it 24 hours and Hague will be wanting to send stinger missiles to the Tunisian Al Qaeda?

Looks like we might be seeing the start of a counter Arab spring in Spring - one designed to get democrats in charge?

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Seems that assasinations of democratic secular politicians is now the norm in Tunisia. Give it 24 hours and Hague will be wanting to send stinger missiles to the Tunisian Al Qaeda?

Looks like we might be seeing the start of a counter Arab spring in Spring - one designed to get democrats in charge?

The situation in these places is not rocket science.

Before they were governed by (relatively) benign dictators. Why was there an uprising ? Because the economy went south. Even dictators need the support of the people to govern, especially if they are watched by the eyes of the world and are limited in what they can do.

So the dictators are ousted and new democracies come in and the people are happy for a while, but this doesn't help the situation long term because the economy is still screwed and the people have no jobs and are unhappy. So the new democrats don't stand a chance. A lot of this is compounded by the fact that several of the middle east countries such as Egypt rely on western tourism for a good % of GDP, so the instability screws the country over even more as the tourists disappear.

No of this is going to stop until the economies of these countries get back into some sort of reasonable shape. There will be continued instability until that happens.

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No of this is going to stop until the economies of these countries get back into some sort of reasonable shape. There will be continued instability until that happens.

And how are they going to 'get back into some short of reasonable shape'?

The only chance I can see for their economies to recover is for the West to stop printing new money so speculators can push up the price of essentials. Otherwise it's all downhill from here; they can't afford to buy food and they can't improve their economy in the middle of a civil war.

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And how are they going to 'get back into some short of reasonable shape'?

#...What we need is a great big melting-pot...#

#...Big enough to take the world and all it's got...#

#...Keep it burning for a hundred years or more...#

#...Turn out coffee-coloured people by the score...#

But no-doubt as usual, a nice wedge of death, destruction and slaughter of the innocents will do nicely thank you...

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And how are they going to 'get back into some short of reasonable shape'?

The only chance I can see for their economies to recover is for the West to stop printing new money so speculators can push up the price of essentials. Otherwise it's all downhill from here; they can't afford to buy food and they can't improve their economy in the middle of a civil war.

Structural Adjustment Programmes, introduced by Egypt some time before the economic crisis, have always had the predictable consequence of price rises and economic disaster for all but a benign few.

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  • 239 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



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