Monday, 3 January 2011

Walls - Are they to keep out or keep in?

Calling England (GoodnightVienna) links to this story from EUobserver on the 'wall' being constructed between Greece and Turkey, commenting that she feels uneasy on the 'keep out or keep in' question.

Needless to say, the first question that came to my mind - recalling that Greece is officially 'broke' - is just who is paying for it, especially when reading how much the US/Mexico wall is reported to have cost?

Just wondering.....................

13 comments:

William said...

Do you really need to ask?
We will doubtless be borrowing money from somewhere to 'help' pay for it. We seem to 'pay' for everything else by borrowing.
I am convinced we are being collectively 'castrated by finance' but I am buggered if I can figure out why seen as how we as a nation will seemingly put up with endless taxation and penalty without so much as a murmur.

Witterings from Witney said...

William: Rhetorical question really! It may well be the taxation question that does start the public unrest. I do believe the sooner we get out on the streets, the sooner the political elite will start to take notice but it needs tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of us.

Woodsy42 said...

And equally bloody stupid - if Turkey joins the EU surely the wall will have no purpose anyhow because turks will be allowed to go to Greece, or anywhere else in the EU!

Witterings from Witney said...

W42: Needless to say the point had occured to me too no disrespect to you for raising it though.

It does beg the question whether anyone thinks ahead - although whether the question of Northern Cyprus can be resolved is another matter!

Chris Edwards said...

You know better than that! europhiles do not HAVE to think cos they KNOW!! indoctrination will do that. I hate what the bastards have done to my country, nearly as much as I hate the fucking bastards who elected them.

Rossa said...

Off topic because of your email problems you may like to take a look at this:

http://notrickszone.com/2011/01/03/germany-passes-energy-tyranny-act-will-force-energy-rationing/

Wonder how long before we get it too as it's clearly another EU push to take over all areas from water to transport and energy.

James Higham said...

Bring on Cyprus again.

TomTom said...

Now that China has taken an interest in Greece to the point of building a container port they will no doubt be lending their expertise at Great Walls - probably their offer to support the Greek Economy will involve The Great Wall Company of China replicating their prototype using 5 million Chinese labourers eligible to EU-Greece Passports

WitteringsfromWitney said...

chris edwards: I know I know! By the way hope you won't mind my mentioning: language, language!

Rossa: But of course energy, transport and water are all within the remit for the EU to 'manage' as they have shared competence. It is not so much if as when they decide to act!

JH: Cyprus will be the fly in the ointment, unless Turkey does a volte face as they have previously stated categorically that they would never give Northern Cyprus up due the persecution from the Greeks during the troubles.

Tom Tom: fair point. Actually I was not aware of the China involvement in Greece - so good point and thanks for the info!

English Pensioner said...

We should encourage them. They are probably our only defence against Turkey joining the EU.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

EP: Hell, you reading back editions?

DP111 said...

How about if Turkey joins the EU, then floods Greek Cyprus with Turkish immigrants. Game over.

Then of course we will have a war.

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