Thursday, December 11, 2008

Damian Green’s arrest was nothing – Latvia shows Gordon how it’s done

How to Combat a Banking Crisis: First, Round Up the Pessimists

Hammered by economic woe, this former Soviet republic recently took a novel step to contain the crisis. Its counterespionage agency busted an economist for being too downbeat. "All I did was say what everyone knows," says Dmitrijs Smirnovs, a 32-year-old university lecturer detained by Latvia's Security Police. The force is responsible for hunting down spies, terrorists and other threats to this Baltic nation of 2.3 million people and 26 banks. Now free after two days of questioning, Mr. Smirnovs hasn't been charged. But he is still under investigation for bad-mouthing the stability of Latvia's banks and the national currency, the lat. Investigators suspect him of spreading "untruthful information." They've ordered him not to leave the country and seized his computer.

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7 thoughts on “Damian Green’s arrest was nothing – Latvia shows Gordon how it’s done

  • Eternal Sceptic says:

    No doubt the same will happen here, and most bloggers on this site will wake up one day in Guatanamo Bay.

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  • Our asylum laws were actually designed for people like him.

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  • 26 banks ????

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  • Tried watching BBC news tonight. They mentioned the drop in value of the £.

    Then they said how good it was for everyone, as we will be more competitive. They showed a car restorer selling ten year old cabs to Dubai as nostalgia buys, and said how great it was. No mention that the £ in the pocket had been cut!

    They are better at talking up a duff proposition than Kirsty !

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  • “No doubt the same will happen here, and most bloggers on this site will wake up one day in Guatanamo Bay”

    or just get banned like p4ac and malct

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  • Mandy will start the spin for euro entry in the spring of 2009 and the sheeple will be told how much easier it will be to buy on the continent and to holiday on the continent etc. until they are all nodding their heads and lolling their eyes all the way into the eurozone and we wave goodbye to any form of democracy that might once again visit these shores. We need to remember, as a nation, that there are potential leaders out there who won’t screw thing up as badly as GB has, and that just because it looks bad now doesn’t mean we should hop into bed with Brussels and Frankfurt. I am not a Eurosceptic, and there is much about european living to be applauded, but the UK needs to keep ‘independence’ when it comes to interest rates to allow for devaluation and increases in currency to maintain long term competitive edge, otherwise the UK will become another second rate economy reliant on EU handouts, as there will be no independent lever by which to stimulate our economy. GB bleats on about NWO and Mandy has so obviously been brought in to smooth the UK entry into the euro. It is time the British people woke up from their ten years of credit induced lethargy and said ‘NO’ to those ‘who matter’ in British politics.

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  • Hat tip to Mish for highlighting this article

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