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John Ward – France & The IMF : Why Europe Must Face The Consequences Of Biscuits, Knots, Spaniels, And Men Of Straw – 6 August 2013

JohnWIt was all going fairly well until 1589

Things are looking bad for Europe, and very bad for France. This yesterday from the IMF:

‘The IMF calls on president Francois Hollande to slow the pace of fiscal tightening next year to avoid an economic relapse’. The Daily Telegraph called this ‘pouring cold water on claims that a fresh cycle of healthy growth is now under way’. Just a little, yes. Failure to deliver more growth, the IMF told France, would put France’s neighbours in danger of contagion. Spain, Italy, Holland and Britain? Hahahahahahahahaha. Continue reading