Saturday, October 16, 2010

European discontent over belt-tightening measures spreads

French retirement strike continues

The content of the article reveals more than it's title as the Italians protest against higher education cuts and the Portuguese contemplate abrupt tax-hikes and deep spending cuts. All the sorts of things scheduled for the UK that have not as yet resulted in any significant protests or strike action as the money and easy credit run out all over Europe.

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3 thoughts on “European discontent over belt-tightening measures spreads

  • The French always were very good at defending their rights, whatever one might think of the justice of it. In the end it is the only power ordinary people have. Protests and strikes are beginning to build in this country. How much civil disturbance will result remains to be seen.

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  • Not much LTF @ 2! I’d guess that the majority in the UK would be on the side of the riot police anyway…just like in the miners strike or poll tax demonstrations. We have a very long way to go here and poor form as a population. We couldn’t even keep it together after we got rid of Charles I ! We allow our politicians to impose stringent conditions for ballots on strikes yet gaze passively as a government composed of two parties neither with a majority, elected by a tiny percentage of the section of the population who even bother to vote, enforce and supervise the biggest transfer of wealth from the poor to the super rich that we have seen since the enclosures. If the streets aren’t burning now I’m afraid they never will.

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