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Samizdata quote of the day

Apparently Greece has stopped the export of Tzatziki and Taramasalata… They’re worried about a double dip recession…

– Bert Trubshaw, seen in the comments over on the Telegraph.

10 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • RRS

    Ah! but the Irish have been exporting, exporting – that is they have found work working for others outside Ireland, and thus defeated much of the hugger-mugger about their “high” Unit Labor Cost.

    Problem may come to be for Ireland (and Greek specialities) that the rest of us will not have enough left after taxes to buy any of what they have on offer.

  • Freddo

    Obviously from someone with a great sense of humous.

  • Groan… but keep ‘em coming :-D

  • john

    Apparently, the Irish are planning to open a new Guinness brewery because they were told by Mervyn King that they were experiencing a liquidity crisis.

  • revver

    New entrepreneurs are wary of opening fast food takeaway shops. They keep hearing that the market is saturated.

  • PeterT

    “Apparently, the Irish are planning to open a new Guinness brewery because they were told by Mervyn King that they were experiencing a liquidity crisis. ”

    Alternatively they could dip into the European Stability Fondue

  • Patrick B

    Beware Greeks bearing dips.

  • Edward King

    Greece: making a drachma out of a crisis

    Heard on Radio 2 yesterday.

  • Paul Marks

    To be serious for a little while…..

    The whole European Union debate is a false one.

    On one side we have people (such as the Chancellor of Germany) supporting yet more bailouts – for Greece and everywhere else.

    And the other side (such as the Comrades at the “Financial Times”) we have people demanding full “fiscal union” (Euro bonds, E.U. taxes – and so on).

    Notice what is missing?

    Yes – nobody is argueing for LESS statism, or even that the level of statism be kept the same.

    All the “big people” are arguing for yet MORE statism – just in different forms.