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EU Presidency.

Postby Ron Doran » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:24 am

So, He is still going to be around in July 2012 then -' Christofias promises 'objective' EU presidency'
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Re: EU Presidency.

Postby cyprusgrump » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:20 am

Ron Doran wrote:So, He is still going to be around in July 2012 then -' Christofias promises 'objective' EU presidency'


Perhaps he'll oversee the collapse of the whole ghastly nightmare.... :twisted:
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Re: EU Presidency.

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:25 pm

cyprusgrump wrote:
Ron Doran wrote:So, He is still going to be around in July 2012 then -' Christofias promises 'objective' EU presidency'


Perhaps he'll oversee the collapse of the whole ghastly nightmare.... :twisted:


Don't bet on it. With him in charge he'll probably manage to f*ck that up too!
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Re: EU Presidency.

Postby Jerry » Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:57 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:
cyprusgrump wrote:
Ron Doran wrote:So, He is still going to be around in July 2012 then -' Christofias promises 'objective' EU presidency'


Perhaps he'll oversee the collapse of the whole ghastly nightmare.... :twisted:


Don't bet on it. With him in charge he'll probably manage to f*ck that up too!



He'll probably invite all the EU leaders to a "Greek night" - next door to a munitions dump. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: EU Presidency.

Postby cyprusgrump » Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:18 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:
cyprusgrump wrote:
Ron Doran wrote:So, He is still going to be around in July 2012 then -' Christofias promises 'objective' EU presidency'


Perhaps he'll oversee the collapse of the whole ghastly nightmare.... :twisted:


Don't bet on it. With him in charge he'll probably manage to f*ck that up too!


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: EU Presidency.

Postby humanist » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:57 pm

as someone who doesn't live in Cyprus I obviously miss out a great deal of the news. Many Prime Ministers and Presidents make mistakes and I appreciate that the oversight of the ammunitions incident took lives and injured others but overall I am not sure why such dislike for president Christofias am not sure where it stems from.

In terms of the Cypro we all know there will be no solution unless the EU, international community and UN act on their resolutions. Either by military force or economic sanctions against Turkey.
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Re: EU Presidency.

Postby supporttheunderdog » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:19 am

try Public Spending, for a start, and failure to rein that in, rather a massive growth in the costs of public services in particular wages costs which are about 30% of the total, and where it seems civil servants get a bonus just for turning up on time, as well as other perks that most in the private sector only deam of.
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Re: EU Presidency.

Postby Positive Vibe » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:40 pm

Why the vehement Euroscepticism?

a) Is it a hate founded on princple? Like for instance do you guys oppose all big bodies (incl. governments)?

or

b) Is there something particuarly bad about EU specifically? Or maybe both 'a' and 'b'?
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Re: EU Presidency.

Postby johbee » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:09 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:try Public Spending, for a start, and failure to rein that in, rather a massive growth in the costs of public services in particular wages costs which are about 30% of the total, and where it seems civil servants get a bonus just for turning up on time, as well as other perks that most in the private sector only deam of.


And now the private sector gets hit with higher income tax, higher VAT and a freeze on the ridiculous COLA. I can go on and on about the incompetence of the idiot in charge. I honestly believe all the unions currently on strike should march up the the Presidential Palace and drag the idiot out and never let him back in. The man is too ignorant to see that he has failed miserably as a president, lost the faith of the people, and will do nothing but harm the republic by his continued occupancy of the office of the president. He really, really needs to go!
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Re: EU Presidency.

Postby bill cobbett » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:23 pm

Positive Vibe wrote:Why the vehement Euroscepticism?

a) Is it a hate founded on princple? Like for instance do you guys oppose all big bodies (incl. governments)?

or

b) Is there something particuarly bad about EU specifically? Or maybe both 'a' and 'b'?


Too general PV.

There's a detachment from the democratic process in matters EU. Too many "directives" in which common people don't have an effective say. Too much remoteness.

For instance, have written to local GB MP at the GB Parliament here in London dozens of times over the years and have always had a considered reply to the issues raised, which is very nice, part of the democratic process. Written to MEPs as well and not one of them bothered to reply, no acknowledgements even, which leaves an impression of people being on a gravy train for their own benefit with no time for their constituents.

Have also emailed EU Commissioners and other EU civil servants with only one reply, from some over-paid and under-worked chap who asked me not to use what he called his (sic) "personal email", even though it was an address with a .eu suffix, one paid for by the European tax-payer!

So my experiences are that the EU is too aloof from the people.

... and matters weren't helped by the debacle of the Lisbon Treaty, which just so blatantly avoided the inconvenience of the promised democratic referenda in member-states.
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