Sunday, 12 February 2012

Riots outside Greek parliament (again)

Let them eat μπακλαβά
The Greek Prime Minister, Lucas Papademos, has warned that failing to accept the EU's austerity measures would "set the country on a disastrous adventure".

He went on to say that "The social cost of this programme is limited in comparison with the economic and social catastrophe that would follow if we didn't adopt it".

Social catastrophe?  Perhaps he should have a look out of the window to get a sense of perspective?

Isn't it interesting that in Greece, protesters are rioting and throwing petrol bombs outside their parliament building but they're allowed back every day to do it again but you can be arrested as a terrorist for reading out the names of dead soldiers at a war memorial near the British parliament?