OFFICIAL: Eurozone Sovereigns lied about bond guarantees, and Shapps lied about everything. Situation normal.

grantshitptToday is turning out to be one of those days during which one sees a confluence of truth leaking out from under the carpet.

For instance, it’s just beginning to dawn on the MSM that Austria’s decision to cut bondholders of Heta adrift means perhaps €2trill of EU debt once thought triple-A now carries a health warning. After Greece and Cyprus and haircuts and subordination, it’s pretty clear you can’t put any value on the promises of a Belgian bureaucracy and an Italian central banker.

Talking of Italians meanwhile, toxic loans at Italian lending banks rose €185.5 billion in the month of January alone. That really is a truly astonishing number: 10% of the entire Italian gdp is now bad debt. But loans to business have been falling every month for nearly three years. Poor Signor Renzi, he must be in a frenzy.

Gideon Rachman at the FT, meanwhile, insists that there’s “a strong recovery” in Ireland. But he failed to point out that Ireland has contingent liabilities equivalent to 32% of its economy. As it happens, the same relationship shows Austria with 35%….and Germany with 18%. Just apply those percentages to the size of economy involved: German guarantees, encompassing $512bn, are the biggest in the eurozone….by almost three times. Quick, change the national anthem:

Deutschland Deutschland uber alles, uber alles in der Welch.

But in the only reassuring outbreak of truth today, Conservative Party Chairman and serial internet lying fraudster Grant Shapps seems to be descending into deeper and deeper ordure. Having lied about who he was and what his products could ‘do’ for investors, it now transpires that the contention he had abandoned the business by the time he became an MP was an equally big fat greasy whopper.

Even worse, he used Tory ambulance chasers Hill Dickinson to perpetuate the lies – and shut up a constituent. Ever worsererererer, the Conservative Party declined to comment on who had paid the bill. Which we can take as a “We did”, I’d imagine.

Even betterererer, Health Secretary Jeremy Rhyming-Slange went out on a limb for Schnapps yesterday, and had it promptly hacked off.

So there we are then, Eds: another open goal for you to miss from two yards out.

And finally, when it comes to gold, the truth will out, but there will be all kinds of blind alleys and dead-end crescents along the way.

This morning, it swept down close to the $1140 mark, leapt up a sheer cliff like Spiderman…and is as I close back to $1150. But it’s just a feint: it’s going down, down, down.

Earlier at The Slog: Werewolf Schauble and the Acropolis of Doom

13 thoughts on “OFFICIAL: Eurozone Sovereigns lied about bond guarantees, and Shapps lied about everything. Situation normal.

  1. The removal of government guarantees could cause investors to re-evaluate their position and cause capital flight.

    Euro to tank and the US$ ti rise to great highs

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  2. We have fraud, perjury, deceit and who knows what else from our Westminster pols, possibly even murder if the claims about the Westminster peadophile ring are to be believed.
    Qustion is: To what extent do they have to break the law to be prosecuted? For, I can’t think of a crime that they could commit that would invoke intervention, between them they must have committed nearly ever crime in the book with impunity.
    What fools they must think we all are. Now the law is no longer standing in their way, who is there to stop them?
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  3. And what about sacking porno judges mmm??
    Just low life judges at the bottom end of the the judicial scale.
    Not nasty porn BTW just ordinary porn but viewed on judicial kit paid for by me.
    Hence the hoo ha!

    And what about the “NEW” revelations about senior Met police being embroiled in paedo rings thirty years ago and all being hushed up on the basis of “National Security” – you know like the Minister of Defence or Head of MI5 being implicated.
    LOVE it.

    May it all – inc Elm House – be unravelling at last??

    Such adventures, eh Pip?
    What jolly fun coming up to the elections.

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  4. His nom de plume is Michael Green because he aspires to owning companies making a billion pounds yearly profits all of which are held in the name iof a wife called Tina who , whilst living in Monte Carlo , is not liable for one penny of uk tax . I suppose he is allowed to dream…..

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  5. Meanwhile, here in NL, the banks are seriously talking about going to negative interest on saving accounts. Why? Because the poor banksters just can’t make enough on free money.

    If that happens you have to wonder how many Cloggies will choose instead to stuff their mattresses.

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  6. Pingback: John Ward – Official : Eurozone Sovereigns Lied About Bond Guarantees, And Shapps Lied About Everything. Situation Normal – 18 March 2015 | Lucas 2012 Infos

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