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UK giving further loans?


badgery
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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?

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wiz-king

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No problem - we will just borrow the money.

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morddwyd

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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."

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badgery

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

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badgery

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"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 !.

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sunnystaines

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

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Quickbeam

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Krakatoa I heard...

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Aitchbee

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...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.

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spuds

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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?.

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zzzz999

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

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anskyber

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**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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