A piece at The Slog went up shortly before midnight CET last night (visual above) with this headline:
GREECE CRISIS OPINION: TROIKA RISES FROM THE DEAD AS DRAGHI LEADS THE CHARGE, AND VAROUFAKIS EMPLOYS BRAVE FACE
It is now a Dead Parrot. Shame really, because it had quite a nice anecdote in it. Anyway, it has vapourised….and WordPress are back in the silo not saying “Howdy! How can we help?”
The Sun headline re its content was me saying (1) how beastly the Drizzleboom, SchNebel, Lafarge, Dragula axis of Mobsterism are and (2) how Varoufakis has confirmed their view that Greece is just a glorifed prostitute. Between them – and far be it from me to cast the first stone – probably 1 of those 5 folks or their camp followers decided The Slogpost was off-message.
And the other half of the news is that the eurogroup of finmins have signed their approval of the Troika-monitored Syriza programme – which is unachievable in this context, but let’s not get picky about it. Frankly, unless they were double-dog certain it was doomed to failure, the Enemy would never have agreed to it.
See you all again in four months, then. But in the meantime, here’s the extract of an opinion I expressed in one email to some Athenian friends yesterday. It sort of gives the gist of the place from which I am coming:
‘My point remains the same, which xxxxx addressed very well – but not completely: one life experience I had 24/7 in my face during over 30 years in corporate life was analysts, hedge funds, politicians and what one might politely call ‘negotiators’.
And by the way, this post is being duly saved in lead-lined caskets, clouds, and dongles. So f**k you.