Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
I know, how childish. How so very News of the World of me, but I couldn’t resist. The Greeks are voting today
Oxi: No to the euro-deal
Nai: Yes to the euro-deal
I hope they vote oxi. The Greek suicide rate has gone up by over 40% since the crisis began. Child poverty has jumped from 23% to 40.5%. 2.5 million people are living below the poverty line with almost three times that number living very close to that line. Europe’s answer to those problems has been appalling. What sort of sick union is it that allows a ‘partner’ to be in this situation? And shockingly, wants to impose measures that can only make things get worse.
The truth is there should have been a Marshall plan recovery program put in place for Greece, Spain, Portugal & Ireland. Instead, more debt was piled on as money was pumped into banks to cover up mismanagement; and the people are still paying the price.
The Greeks could change that today.