What do the Telegraph and the Guardian have in common? A desire to see Greece crushed.
About forty minutes ago, I published this obviously bonkers piece about Greece and the eurogroupe trading threats. It featured Varoufakis bringing down the Greek God Ares on Berlin unless Greek demands were met.
This piece just went up at the Telegraph:
Note how the Torynaff is very careful to avoid saying in the above preview that Panos Kammenos – the lunatic who made the threat – is part of Independent Greeks, a near-homaeopathic Party with whom Syriza made a marriage of convenience in order to give it an overall majority. So the phrase ‘Greece threatens’ is completely misleading.
However, Kammenos did make the threat….which just goes to show how far to the extremes of politics the EUnatics have driven the people of Europe. It took just 35 minutes for silly satire to become ‘fact’. Except, of course, that the facts were bent, pulverised, and then twisted beyond recognition.
That’s because the The Daily Telegraph is owned by a pair of twins who have never stood for election, don’t pay UK tax, but do stand on the side of the EC/ECB Hell’s Angels beating all resistance to a mash.
Now let’s move to the other end of the political spectrum, and a newspaper losing readers at roughly the same rate as the Barclaygraph. I refer of course to The Guardian. Kop a load of this as their interpretation of the Eurogroupe’s outright rejection of the revised Varoufakis: their live reports on the meeting said that the proposals ‘had been accepted at a political level’. Anyone out there know WTF that means?
As the site updated itself to stay on message as “The World’s Leading Liberal Voice”, it was more of the entirely unconvincing same:
‘Eurozone calls on Greece to come up with credible economic reforms….Finance ministers from the single currency area broke off a discussion about Greece on Monday, after little more than one hour in Brussels…The chair of the eurozone finance ministers’ group displayed his frustration at the pace of the Greek government response since Athens secured a bailout extension last month. “Little has been done since the last Eurogroup [meeting two weeks ago] in terms of talks, in terms of implementation,” he said before the talks. “We have to stop wasting time and really start talks seriously.”‘
Let’s just try (impossible as it may seem) to stay real here. As The Slog predicted earlier today, the eurogroupe turned down the Varoufakis paper flat. Solid sources in Brussels, Paris and Athens showed not only this, but also that hardly any eurogroupies had even read the paper. Supporting this is the admission by the Guardianistas that Dieselbang made the comment ‘before the talks‘. Very open-minded of him, then. For a hairdresser.
The eurogroupe discussed the future of an entire member nation for just 58 minutes.
But you see, the Guardian is inflexibly pro-EU. An organisation so corrupt, no auditor on the planet will sign off the accounts. An organisation so nasty that it raped Cyprus in order to get at the mineral wealth in its waters, and save Greek banks….aka itself. (Hat tip to GL for pointing me at that link). An organisation that illegally subordinated Cypriot bondholders and robbed British retirees. An organisation that rejected the kind of debt forgiveness for Greek citizens that would’ve saved European taxpayers half a trillion euros..on a debt that was just 56% of that…but which has been growing ever since. An organisation that has meted out austerity to a people who had nothing whatsoever to do with the debt…choosing instead to work closely with the very oligarchy that ran it up. An organisation that has tried to suppress every democratic vote with even a hint of opposition to its pro-hedge fund, pro-banker agenda.
So there we have it: two right-wing truth benders and a bunch of bourgeois Trots…united in their defence of the indefensible. Were this 1939 – and the issue was the Nazi-Soviet Pact – the Telegraph and the Guardian would’ve been in concert – united in their distaste for liberal democracy.
Both the major British Parties support staying in this mobster-run organisation. The one Party – UKip – is led by the guffawing motormouth Nigel Farage: a man who claims to be anti the EU….but since this latest example of Fourth Reich behaviour has uttered not one word in defence of the Greeks.
There are times when I despair. This is one of them.