UK giving further loans?

  badgery 07:59 AM 03 Nov 11
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Good to see we may be able to contribute even more to the IMF (and thus the Eurozone).Things, here, cannot be as bad as we thought, then?

  wiz-king 08:22 AM 03 Nov 11

No problem - we will just borrow the money.

  morddwyd 08:38 AM 03 Nov 11

I quote from my "Greeks bearing gifts" post (27 October)

"George Osborne " insisted the UK would not pay into any International Monetary Fund package targeted at the eurozone."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15474590

Why do they come out with this silly sort of bluster?

For all the huffing and puffing the Uk will do exactly what it's told to do."

  badgery 08:51 AM 03 Nov 11

Possibly defining 'targeted at' could be the escape clause for George?

  badgery 09:16 AM 03 Nov 11

"commentators like Nick Robinson will twist things to suit the story"

..and politicians would never do such things?

Let me think about that for a moment...yes perfectly correct, naturally !.

  sunnystaines 09:35 AM 03 Nov 11

greece in the euro looks like history. they are looking to twin with argentina.

  Quickbeam 10:25 AM 03 Nov 11

Krakatoa I heard...

  Aitchbee 10:44 AM 03 Nov 11

...a get out clause for Greece?...sell some of your beautiful islands off to the highest bidders...a sort of "Greece Under the Hammer" - Martin & Lucy wouldn't might a change of scenary, I reckon.

  spuds 13:01 PM 03 Nov 11

When I saw the title, I thought that it was going to be about supporting UK struggling business's, and not some perhaps derelict olive plantation?.

  zzzz999 02:55 AM 04 Nov 11

It is in all of our interests that the problems of Greece & Italy and the Euro are resolved without collapsing the system.

  anskyber 08:07 AM 04 Nov 11

**It is in all of our interests that the problems of Greece & Italy and the Euro are resolved without collapsing the system. **

Exactly.

It's easy to become all huffy about "our money" supporting the EU or any part of it. The truth is we export about half of our goods to the EU and our important financial services sector is fully intertwined withe the fate of the EU.

We should stop confusing the understandable pride in our nation with the cold reality of the economic facts.

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