Cyprus Problem | You Can Fool People Some of the Time

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Cyprus Problem – You Can Fool People Some of the Time

As the ROC limps from one crisis to the next, the 433 million euros due in September has still not been released by Troika.

The ROC’s intransigence in not coming up with a Foreclosure Bill as per contract is the main stumbling block. It seems the ROC think they can equip the bill with a set of false teeth, removable when the NPL holder is one of the ‘chosen’. Since the ‘chosen’ are in the main those with the largest NPL’s you can see why this is not acceptable to Troika.

Will the government back down, who knows, their ‘special gene’ might also be identical to that of the lemming, we all know what they are famous for.

It seems Delia is not being fooled and clearly the lady who was famously kept waiting by the elite when in the ROC, has their measure and is well aware of their suicidal tendencies.

Pauline Read

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6 comments to Cyprus Problem | You Can Fool People Some of the Time

  • Miltiades

    ” the 433 billion euros due in September ”
    As always, the old girls is ……spot off!!!!

  • Polly Marples

    You are absolutely correct mutley, it should be million not billion.
    as it says in he CM article. A typo.

    However, the way the things are going, it could not be farther away if it were trillions. lol.

    Mr Editor….can you please change the billion to million.


  • Sounds more ostrich-like than lemming to me

  • Cyprus Sue

    I feel sorry for Cypriot citizens but also experience sheer frustration at their apathy. British forum users will identify with this because such emotions were very evident at the time of the MP’s expenses saga. Recognition that our MP’s were “self-serving” caused citizens to use every method available to hold those responsible, accountable for their actions and demand transparency and reform. The Media, Pressure Groups and the public assisted by a few ( not many) MP’s, that actually entered Parliament to serve the people, succeeded in this and such actions have remained a warning to Parliament that we the public will monitor their actions and hold them accountable to the tax payer and the law.
    This is not an approach witnessed in Cyprus. There appears no accountability. The approach appears to be more about burying heads in the sand and at all costs saying nothing that would tarnish the image and reputation of the island or those in power. Deny all corruption, wrong doings and defend the indefensible.
    Imagine what the reaction would have been from British citizens or for that matter other European countries, if President Christofias had been their Prime Minister? There would have been an outcry. He would have been forced to resign from Parliament, and certainly would not be in a chauffeur driven limo with 12 bodyguards at the tax payers’ expense. Do you think other countries would “allow” the hospitalisation of all those society elites accused of serious crimes? Do you think drunk drivers, those committing traffic offenses resulting in serious injury or death would get no more than a small fine and loss of licence points? Yet in Cyprus this seems acceptable behaviour.
    The IMF recently used some very apt words regarding the current financial status of Cyprus. I quote, “derailment by heightened political opposition, entrenched vested interests, and reform fatigue”. I get the impression that the IMF in a diplomatic, tactful way, are letting the Cypriot politicians know how things work and that they should act for the good of the island rather than their own “vested interests”
    What a shame that most of those challenging such poor governance are outsiders, rather than the locals. The electorate just don’t help themselves by continuing to vote for the same posturing peacocks that are self-serving and whose own needs have always taken priority. Have they reached a decision on who is entitled to a limo yet?
    What will it take to make the people of Cyprus, the ones really suffering in this financial crisis, to wake up and demand meaningful action from the politicians? Refusal of the last tranche of money? ATM’s to dry up? Homelessness? An even greater number of their young to leave the island?
    As the IMF stated, “it needs firm, up front, action” not the timid policies that only serve to postpone underlying problems that return to haunt at a later date. But more than that, it needs a new breed of politician who understands that he/she is the people’s representative and makes decisions on what is best for all Cypriots and not the chosen few.

  • Gram

    As someone who has only visited, and “knows” only what I glean from various sites –
    “….The electorate just don’t help themselves by continuing to vote for the same posturing peacocks that are self-serving and whose own needs have always taken priority. …”
    – in Cyprus (and countless other countries), how common or even likely that any person who stands for election will NOT be self-serving? Whether change of “government” comes by election or revolution, how often have those who come to power become the same as their predecessors?
    Remember the song by The Who – “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, containing the classic line, “Meet the new boss; same as the old boss”……?
    Throughout my life I have maintained (and usually been argued with) that anyone who applies for promotion does so either for money and/or power – money? Self-obvious; power? That can mean direct power over others, OR the opportunity/capability to do/have done what YOU want, what YOU believe is right and proper and “for the good of the people” – repeat, what YOU BELIEVE – whether it is or not….
    ….and EVERY politician believes that they are right – unless they’re just in it for the money…..

    “An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.” – Simon Cameron, US financier & politician (1799 – 1889)

    Me – cynical? No, I believe (KNOW) I’m right…… 🙂

  • Cyprus Sue

    Too true Gram,

    What do they say about power corrupts? Nepotism, cronyism and brown envelopes are simply a way of life in Cyprus.An accepted way too. So entwined into daily life that Cypriots seem to have learnt to live with it.