Greek Parliamentarian Slams Cameron and His City of London for Economy-Wrecking Policies

The recent statement by British Prime Minister
David Cameron that his government has drafted contingency plans
to block Greek refugees fleeing economic catastrophe from
entering England, has created a firestorm among Greeks. Such a
policy violates both international law and also European law,
since all European Union citizens are allowed to work and live
anywhere within the EU. But the most hypocritical point is that
it is British Empire’s financial policy that is responsible for
the collapse of Greece.
It was this latter point which Greek Member of Parliament
Panagiotis Kouroumplis, Syriza party spokesman on social issues,
stressed in a public statement attacking Cameron. Kouroumplis
charged that Cameron’s statements were politically and
diplomatically “unacceptable,” saying, “Given that the United
Kingdom hosts within its territory the base of the speculative
banking system that is at the center of the creation of problems
that European countries and especially Greece, are
catastrophically experiencing, he has an obligation to carry out
corrective actions in the interior of his own country before he
proceeds with the utterance, with admittedly unrivalled ease, of
statements that undermine European bonds.” Kouroumplis also
called on Athens to take all necessary diplomatic steps to ensure
that Cameron retracts his statements which are an insult to
Greece’s dignity.

Kouroumplis slammed European Central Bank (ECB) executive
board member Jörg Asmussen, who made widely reported public
remark that Greek civil servants earn on average 3,000 euros a
month; in reality the average is closer to EU1,000.  Kouroumplis
called Asmussen’s assertion a “misinformed insult.” “It is clear
that the ECB’s high-ranking executives lack seriousness and
professionalism if they make mistakes of such magnitude, and
extortionately impose their catastrophic policies without first
ensuring that they have been informed about the real situation
that exists in Greece,” Kouroumplis said.

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