VER LEFT. IS THERE ANY WONDER NOW THEN, that THE PEOPLES outside the M25 are seeking to somehow redress this situation, by getting rid of the EU's system of MIND CONTROL and thence bringing pressure to bare on the Parliamentary Voting System to start serving THE VERY PROCESS of DEMOCRACY for, by and of ALL the PEOPLES of ALL THE ISLANDS, that lie off the North Western coastline of Eurasia, which has been completely absent for the last half century or so since my soulmate Linnie and I got married on the very last day that marriage allowance could be back-claimed for the tax-year !!!???
under the blue flag with its golden stars. It may be for that reason that the eurozone decision-makers decided to make an example of Cyprus. They knew that it was puny. They believed, probably correctly, that it would have to obey. They hoped to show the world, which doubts, that they mean what they say.
But the exertion of such power is a very ugly thing. When you see it exerted you also see who is accorded respect and who isn’t. In this case, ordinary depositors have been disrespected and parliamentary processes have been bullied into giving the “right” answer. Cyprus is capitulating not out of euro-patriotism, but out of fear.
This is NOT European “solidarity” but coercion.
In all this long euro-crisis, Britain has rightly held aloof, but at the same time urged the eurozone to deepen and strengthen itself. This is inconsistent reasoning. If tiny Cyprus can be so much trouble in building the great euro-Empire, what does that say about the likely harmony of the ultimate whole? -
... and IT IS of course a fact that ITALY and ROME are, and wish to remain, part of that harmony.
As Jeremy Warner has recently stated - "Monetary union is many things, but above all it is about free movement of money and a uniform value wherever it is spent. When these functions are disabled, then you cease to be part of a single currency."