36 thoughts on “Free Tomorrow?

  1. Jimmee

    No to endless austerity?

    They’re just trying to balance the books, you know, the sensible thing.

    1. ethereal_myst

      yeah with weather like these we need ice cream cones instead of traffic cones

  2. Goodnight Ireland

    “I am tired of living hand to mouth” said the 49 year old Greek pensioner.

    1. Rowsdower

      What is the actual retirement age in Greece?

      I’ve heard its pretty low, like 55 or something.

  3. Skeptik

    It is just me or does that poster looks like it’s encouraging support for the Troika?

  4. Mulch

    So between this lot and the pro-lifers march, stay the feck out of the city tomorrow.

    1. Rowsdower

      There’s an old story going round about how the Greek Government in Athens introduced some tax on Swimming pools, everyone said they didn’t have one, so the government did some aerial photography and found out different.

      1. Wayne.F

        Other way around, a property with a pool was able to apply for tax exemptions, soon every house in Greece had one!! The law never specified a size etc

  5. Paolo

    Attacks on democracy are happening all of the time. When aggressive protesters go from slogans to spitting and attacking our elected representatives and our public servants they are being anti-democratic.

    The fact that they don’t realise it is astonishing.

  6. Dubloony

    em, the troika are gone from here though we will be under supervision for a while.
    With planned USC and tax cuts, next budget will be mildly expansionary.
    Unemployment is down to 9.7%, employment at about 1.9m people. while still way off from tiger years, its a continual significant improvement.

    There are significant problems areas of housing, childcare, economic inequality that need to be addressed.
    doesn’t happen by hurling traffic cones around.

    1. Paolo

      This ^^^

      Unemployment well below EU average now and we are still one of the wealthiest (per capita) countries in the EU. Sure, there is loads more to be done; we should be getting more tax from the wealthiest, ensuring that massive corporations pay the correct amount of tax and investing more in public services and infrastructure but the people of Greece (and most other EU countries) would take our situation in a heartbeat.

      1. Rowsdower

        The rate is only down because they’re cooking the books and young people are leaving.

    2. Kieran NYC

      “Shill! Fascist!”

      Etc, etc. On Broadsheet, everything is the government and banks’ fault. No one has personal responsibility.

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