<Now if I sell you a "magic bullet" of "Get rid of all your problems, get rid of Europe...> Tsipras is NOT selling this as a a way to get rid of Europe - it is "vote no" for me getting you a better deal in Europe. The more I think about it the dafter it sounds - why did he need to ask the Greeks if they wanted a better deal, of course they do, who wouldn't! Issue is he can't get it, he now knows it and is still lying to the Greeks to try to get them to back him...
Yes that is exactly what his whip hand is. What have some of these people actually got to lose? That is what - as a shareholder to get back on point - worries me. They are likely to be manipulated in their decision making and brainwashed as one would expect from extreme left operators. Just listen to the rhetoric "blackmail" "coercion" etc etc. It's what you would expect to hear from the like of Putin!
But to be fair what have these people got to lose. No money, jobs, prospects etc. More of the same? I have to say it is not a good case for radical change. Take a chance!
> He could easily say banks are totally f****d and if we knock Europe no one will ever trust us again
True, except Tsipras is urging the Greek people to vote "No!". He's selling it on the immediate "gain", the restoration of Greek pride and power (having bigger weapons at the table). The problems that the Greek people are currently experiencing are caused by "those technocrats" in Europe. They're "the enemy", the "ones who did this to you".
Think in a way of the demonstrations and riots that we've had in the UK because of "austerity measures" and we're not suffering anywhere near as bad as the people of Greece are. Multiply that level of emotion, of anger, of despair to those being felt by the Greeks.
Now if I sell you a "magic bullet" of "Get rid of all your problems, get rid of Europe" when you can't get your pension out of the banks except on Tuesdays or Thursdays, or you haven't had a job for 12 months, or you've just lost your business... well that bullet starts to look like it could be a good idea. What could go wrong? You lose your job, your pension, your home?
The rational, logical way to look at it is to say "Ok, we'll stay with Europe, pay our debts and re-arrange our economy". However when you've been sleeping on the streets for a couple of months with hardly anything to eat then rational, logical responses are not necessarily the most obvious ones.
Interesting. This would fill me with much more confidence but for SCFC's first year in the PL when PADDY paid out on Stoke getting relegated after losing their opening PL game to Bolton 3-1...the rest, as they say, is history!
Yes but that's just abusing his position and manipulating the public into what you want them to think. He could easily say banks are totally f****d and if we knock Europe no one will ever trust us again. Deep recession, worthless currency etc. and then they might vote differently
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