Fear and panic has gripped the world over the last two weeks as crisis meeting after crisis meeting has done more to stoke the carbon swaps market than the collective hot air from the lunatic global warming falange.
Last night's Channel 4 News carried an interview between John Snow and the TUC's Brendan Barber.
Germany has joined Ireland and Greece in declaring that private citizens' savings will be protected by the state. In doing so, they seem to have dealt a massive blow to the very foundations of the Tower of Babel that is the Maastricht Treaty. At the very least, they have exposed European monetary union for the joke that it is.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. - Aesop
Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy? A Republic, if you can keep it. - Benjamin Franklin, 1787