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    At last people know i am right !
    This shows the evils of Europe see how there has been no retort to my bold economic facts
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    (Original post by TheMainDon)
    At last people know i am right !
    This shows the evils of Europe see how there has been no retort to my bold economic facts
    i was just flicking back through old posts on my site...this stood out, from John Hulsman at the Heritage Foundation

    "The stark reality remains that, if America is to have meaningful allies in the world, inevitably its gaze must turn to Britain. No other prospective American ally is able to muster nearly as much global military, political or diplomatic power as is London. There simply is nowhere else for America to turn if it is to cobble together the coalitions of the willing that will characterise the post-September 11 era. Americans need to understand this cold, hard reality.

    But so do Britons. To suggest that the European Union can somehow supersede the special relationship is truly to believe in a faith-based foreign policy. For when one looks objectively at the EU, one sees military weakness, economic stagnation and political disunity. "
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    I believe that we have more dependancy on the US not Europe, look at the Berlin Airlift
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    (Original post by TheMainDon)
    I believe that we have more dependancy on the US not Europe, look at the Berlin Airlift
    us atlanticists believe more in 'partnership' than 'dependency'.
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    yep sorry wrong choice of word
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    (Original post by TheMainDon)
    At last people know i am right !
    This shows the evils of Europe see how there has been no retort to my bold economic facts
    think again said the owl
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    (Original post by TheMainDon)
    Ere yes do you not understand the current economics situation both states are currently facing over the ECJ's findings upon the Stability Pact? (True Economics now :-) due to there G deficits of 3.9 and 4.1% they are now to be fined under the Stability Pact. This just one example of how EU regulation literally is self defeating, fining a government for spending too much, this then just extendeds the G deficit.
    Yes i would class only .2% growth in GDP over a period of 5 years more than crippled, France slightly better but at still only 1%, it shows how the single currency hasnt worked.

    O how i love Economic facts to prove yourself right
    Think again said the owl??

    Prove these stats wrong me thinks not!
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    (Original post by TheMainDon)
    Think again said the owl??

    Prove these stats wrong me thinks not!
    um look at what i actually quoted
    (Original post by TheMainDon)
    At last people know i am right !
    suggests you are always right and that is wrong
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    If one accepts one makes errors then one is suggesting they're a failure because why be wrong? only make a statement when aware of the all facts. i have dont so, those who believe they are capable of mistakes shows insecurity within themselves
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    (Original post by vienna95)
    do you want to have a chat about the French economy and job market?
    because the figures and the future arent good.
    I think i take the *crippled* to mean a lot more than you do. I dont deny that the french have felt negative effects as a result of joining the single currency but to describe the economy as crippled seems an exaggeration to me.
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    (Original post by TheMainDon)
    If one accepts one makes errors then one is suggesting they're a failure because why be wrong? only make a statement when aware of the all facts. i have dont so, those who believe they are capable of mistakes shows insecurity within themselves
    what exactly are you trying to say? are you actually english?
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    (Original post by Speciez99)
    what exactly are you trying to say? are you actually english?
    oh hel like that one
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    (Original post by an Siarach)
    I think i take the *crippled* to mean a lot more than you do. I dont deny that the french have felt negative effects as a result of joining the single currency but to describe the economy as crippled seems an exaggeration to me.
    i wouldnt use the word crippled either, but they are well on the way to acheiving that. i wasnt suggesting you were wrong, but it might be worthwhile to run through the state of their economy for all our sakes.
    growth is measured in 10ths of percent. only recently they briefly breached the 2% barrier, the first time in 4 years. unemployment is close to 11%. the state is scrapping public holidays to make ends meet and the current forecast would see them bankrupt in decades. all this while state spending has been frozen for at least the next 18months.

    incidentally, government debt is larger as a percentage of GDP(60%) than the US and that of the eurozone is greater still.
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    does themaindon have economic facts on his side? i think so!
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    (Original post by vienna95)
    i wouldnt use the word crippled either, but they are well on the way to acheiving that. i wasnt suggesting you were wrong, but it might be worthwhile to run through the state of their economy for all our sakes.
    growth is measured in 10ths of percent. only recently they briefly breached the 2% barrier, the first time in 4 years. unemployment is close to 11%. the state is scrapping public holidays to make ends meet and the current forecast would see them bankrupt in decades. all this while state spending has been frozen for at least the next 18months.

    incidentally, government debt is larger as a percentage of GDP(60%) than the US and that of the eurozone is greater still.
    Its just that when i imagine an economy having been crippled i think of a scenario similiar to the great depression suffered by America.
 
 
 
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