Greece wins record Euromillions rollover jackpot

President of Greece, Karolos Papoulias, yesterday secured an important reprieve for the nation steeped in debt.

As the holder of a winning Euromillions ticket, he shared a £113,000,000 prize with a plumber from Coventry called Dave Basketweave.

Nevertheless fears abound that the Greek crisis could lead to a complete collapse of the Euro.  In fact the French banking chief consider this to be inevitable.  Who knew the French even had a banking chief!?

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Not many and this is particularly good news for the UK because we depend a great deal on trade with the Euro zone. In the short term perhaps exchange rate movements will be in our favour, but if these countries are completely screwed there’s no trade to be done.

It should not go unremarked upon, of course, that Gordon Brown stood alone in the forefront of the Labour Party in resisting joining the Euro and notwithstanding our ignominious exit from the ERM, it’s pretty much Brown that has made damn sure it hasn’t happened in the last 13 years.

Otherwise, we could quite easily have been the next state after Greece to receive special measures from the EU which basically means they take control of our entire budget and with it pretty much our entire social and economic and fiscal policy.

Sadly what Gordon hasn’t done is guarantee that we won’t be contributing to the cost of bailing Greece out.

AJ

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About Al Jahom
Anti-social malcontent, misanthrope and miserable git.

2 Responses to Greece wins record Euromillions rollover jackpot

  1. Pam Nash says:

    You had me, for a moment, there! I was thinking “But the other winner lives in Spain, according to the Beeb??” D’oh! ;)

  2. Mike Spilligan says:

    Just in case anyone thinks that Brown’s refusal was for Britain’s long term interests – it wasn’t. It was a personal spite and obstacle to Blair’s getting his way after the latter had said that it was his “destiny” (no less!) to take the nation into the Euro.

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