“I must say, if I was a Greek citizen I would’ve been out there, joining those protests on Sunday. I’d be out there trying to bring down this monstrosity that has been put upon those people.
“And in his efforts, in the Puppet’s efforts to get the MPs to vote for the bailout package, he warned them, that if they didn’t do so there would be a dramatic decline in living standards.
“Well, has he looked out the front door?
“Has he seen the fact that 50 per cent of the young people are unemployed already. Has he seen the fact, that the economy, far from stalling has contracted for five years in a row, and is now accelerating on a downward death spiral – a contraction of 7 per cent per annum.
“Greece is being driven into the ground, and I think, frankly, when it comes to chaos, you ain’t seen nothing yet!”
– MEP Nigel Farange, speaking yesterday on the riots in Greece following European-dictated austerity measures being advocated by Lucas Papademos, the current Greek prime minister. Farange’s problem with the measures is not that they’re being put in place but that they’re being implemented without the electoral assent of the Greek people.