Thursday 11 June 2015

Does Madame Merkel Give Happy Endings?

- or is she just slicing Tsipras' salami?

Happy endings when I say so
Some years ago I found myself in mortal conflict with my employer: a big company so, an unequal contest, it might be thought.  But no.  They devoted a small percentage of the time of one bored HR director (and an even smaller % of a lawyer) to the fray; whereas I was on it 24/7, with 110% motivation.  Everything worked out just nicely.  That's the way some things go.

Other times, though, the big guys are implacable - and patient.

Amid calls for "happy endings", it seems our champion has taken up the can-kicking challenge once more, and given the Greeks another toe-poke along the road.  The next bit of wedge in return for the first of the big reforms: a simple formula.

And since the Greeks' calendar of repayment dates is a lot longer than the list of reforms, we can see where this one might be going.

That's the trouble with the EC types: they just don't go away, and they reckon history is on their side.  They may be as wrong about that as the Soviets were: but Tsipras won't be able to hold his breath long enough to find out.

Happy ending?  We may have to wait a bit to find out.  Ah, but can she kick the can out beyond 2017 ..?



Bill Quango MP said...

I think we know that the EU is as happy to delay a decision as it is to impose a new regulation.

Not too sleazy said...

I thought happy endings cost extra?

AndrewZ said...

Who do you think you are kidding Mr Tsipras
If you think a deal is done?
These aren't the ploys that will stop the Euro game.
You'll be unemployed when the Troika calls again.
'Cause who do you think you are kidding Mr Tsipras
If you think that you can beat the Hun?

Nick Drew said...

AndrewZ, you can come again!

(we do bloggerel around here)

dearieme said...

That looks more like a bloody puddy than a salami to me.

Budgie said...

"Does Madame Merkel Give Happy Endings?"