That's not rain - that's a lie

Regardless of what the government or Brussels is telling us, the fiscal compact has absolutely nothing to do with saving the euro, writes David McWilliams.

21st April, 2012
The Germans never wanted the euro. They were more than happy with the Deutschmark

There is a famous scene in the 1976 film, The Outlaw Josey Wales, starring Clint Eastwood as the eponymous hero. During a particularly brilliant exchange, the bounty hunter Fletcher, hot on the heels of Wales, comes out with an inspired put-down to the cowardly senator who is trying to pull the wool over his eyes.

Squinting into the sun, saloon door at his back, chewing tobacco, Fletcher disdainfully hisses: "Don't piss down my back and tell...

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