Quote:Anti eu and anti euro - yes but not necessarily anti german
no but unnecessarily so, quite obviously!
Quote: how many times have you been to the UK?
About every other week for a few days, I work for a British investment bank!
Can you follow me there?
So it is not true that the interest rate cut will help the german economy then?? so whose economy will benefit from it then??
Yes and....? Does the ECB have to take measures that damage the economy of one member country??? What are you talking about? The interest policy has been extremely restrictive lately, because of inflation, and the ECB's only task is to fight inflation! Now they go with international trends, and guess what, the Euro didn't stop on its way up, funny isn't it?
And besides, Germany needs to fight depression, which is much more important to the EU as a whole and all other member states as well than just changes in the interest rates.
Quote: THe ECB also set up various rules on spending/borrowing etc - are these being adheared to by all euro members???? - if yes then fine but if not, are the rules being ignored.
And what does that mean now? That Germany ignore rules??? Please prove any such statement before making it!
Quote: Are you really saying that the ecb will ignore the wishes of the german goverment (if sufficient pressure is applied) given that it is based in germany with (I expect( the majority of workers being german.
That is about as dumb as it comes: YES it will ignore the wishes of the German government, as did the Bundesbank for decades before, and those were all Germans!!!
And the workers come from all EU countries, same as in EU bureaucracy, proportionally to tghe weight of the member states. germans are therefore NOT the majority, and what if...are German secretaries and security guards responsible for monetary decisions???
One hint: Don't believe propaganda, mostly it's wrong and stupid, as can be clearly seen here in your post!
Quote: As for the UK being more accountable - we have a general election every 4 or 5 years where the party in power can be thrown out of office, local elections that apply to counties etc.
My my, we bloody Germans...still monarchistic or nazis by heart, is that what you want to say?
Well surprise surprise: we elect, too...every 4 years, now what do you say?
Quote: As for corruption - I am not saying the UK is squeaky clean but at least we do not get former ministers going parachuting without a parachute, or senior Belusconi of Italy who is facing corruption charges, jacques chiraq who would also be facing criminal charges were he not president of france.
RIDICULOUS!!! No, your government members go to brothels and when one of the ladies tells her story to the Sun, he gets sacked, or they get paid by sinister persons or whatever you like...Good Lord I can't believe what I'm reading here. Paulc, grow up please and turn on your brain, it's really ridiculous what you are trying to say here!!!
Quote:As for EU corruption - weren't the commissioners all forced to resign a couple of years ago as an attempt to clean up the eu image - has it worked though??Unlikely, especially when the lady auditor brought in to investigate these allegations was also sacked - probably because they did not like what she was saying.
Yes paulC, that indicates that those in Bruxelles are not better than other people around the world, but you just tried to tell us that Brits are better than the rest of Europe!
Quote: As for football - we beat you when it really mattered in 1966.
Yes by cheating, most british football fans know that by now and even admit it...and we payed you back several times by now
Quote: We also beat germany in 1918 and 1945 when again it really mattered.
Yes thanks for that! But that's what indicates that you are completely clueless, if nothing else holds, then get back into history and see what we find there...very relevant when trying to judge the current economic situation inside the EU...and you probably were one of the first who damned Germany for being against war in Iraq, am I right?