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Monday, August 20, 2012

''Russian Bear stops Finland leaving euro''

From The Telegraph

''The Finns survived their own gruelling depression without foreign help in the early 1990s when the Soviet Union collapsed and exposed the fragility of the Finnish banking system. The economy shrank by 13pc.

“We had the IMF knocking at our back-door. Unemployment was at 18pc. We said 'never again’ and yet here we are in a fresh crisis because of somebody else’s fault,” said Mr Stubb.

For the True Finns - with 19pc of the vote in the last election - it is an outrage. “We bailed out our own banks, and now after all the lying, dishonesty and malfeasance in Europe, we are being asked to bail out their banks. This is the last straw,” said Mr Soini.''

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