Wealth tax to pay for EU bail-outs – Telegraph

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de: Mitgliedsstaaten der Euro-mediterranen Partnerschaft en: Members of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an interesting article in the Telegraph. Check it out!

Wealth tax to pay for EU bail-outs – Telegraph.

It’s about time that experts in Germany recognized that Germany has been given a huge economic advantage from being in the Euro rather than the D. Mark.

Just as the Mediterranean countries have suffered from the Euro, Germany has gained.

Now that the weak need help, it is time for   German tax payers to dig deep into their pockets.

It would be interesting to know the economic gain that Germany has accrued from the Euro, with German exports held artificially low? Surely, some investment banker could easily crank the numbers?

Where is the leadership in Europe?

Surely, it’s time to challenge the status quo?


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Thatcherism is no museum piece – it’s alive and kicking – Telegraph

The Future of Thatcherism

The Future of Thatcherism (Photo credit: Byzantine_K)

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English: Mayor of London, Boris Johnson poses for a photo prior to ringing the opening bell at NASDAQ on September 14, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This article by London Mayor, Boris Johnson, in the Telegraph, is highly recommended. Check it out!

Thatcherism is no museum piece – it’s alive and kicking – Telegraph.

Personally, I agree with Boris Johnson that more Thatcherism is an attractive policy option.

Unfortunately, I struggle to see David Cameron’s Government having the leadership and stamina to take up the mantle. Cameron’s record on helping small businesses has been very weak; especially on sorting out bank finance for small businesses. By and large, the current Government have turned to cronies once again – to the big consultancies and outsource providers. Surely, there’s a case for the “Return of Sid”? (Sid was an imaginary investor in Margaret Thatcher’s privatisations). Sid would surely tell “our Dave” that it’s investment stupid!

What do you think?


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