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Old 23.06.2016, 00:17
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

If you think Greece wouldn't be exactly where it is right now without the EU then you really know nothing about the country. We dug a hole 10x bigger than ourselves and kicked ourselves in, corruption doesn't even begin to cut it.

EU was never the problem, it just exacerbated the underlying corruption and sped things up. They gave us funding to revuild the country and we borrowed with the same rates as superpowers like US and Germany. And what did we do? We hired 500,000 public workers as bribes to vote for that government, gave pensions from to 40 year olds and spent it all on overpriced bridges and roads that cost 10x more than normal. Today we have nothing to dhow for all these billions spent from the EU's budget, maybe the Rio-Antirio bridge and the Egnatia road, that's it.

Italy, Spain etc all on the same boat, others with less self-inflicted harm than the rest but pretty much all PIGS are the same.
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