I told you so

HT: Peter Martin

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Stephen Hill
14 years ago

Gee I thought South Korea was also going to harrowly avoid negative growth

ausrandoman
ausrandoman
14 years ago

What is the scale of the vertical axis?

markheydon
markheydon
14 years ago

Yeah, ok, but we lost The Ashes!

Stephen Hill
14 years ago

Put as up against the South Korea cricket team and we’ll be alright. Mind you the Socceroos might find the Koreans a much tougher foe on Saturday night. (Pardon the indulgence Nick)

Also the Greeks are going to the polls shortly, the current centre-right government is not in a very strong position for a second-term government. Mind you if you look at that graph (yes I’m extrapolating from limited information) maybe they should be travelling a little better. From past history I would have thought the Greek economy would have been lagging behind much of Europe – or is it that they have got through their downturn earlier.

Mind you I better float the caveat that I don’t know much about Greek elections. The only feature I seem to recollect is the different contests between all the Judea’s People Front and People’s Judea Front partes that make up the minor left parties over there. I just hope it isn’t as bad as in Italy where the quixotic puritanism of some of the hard-left parties allowed a philandering crook like Berlusconi to return to the prime-ministership for a third time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elections_in_Greece

At the 2007 Greek election (I’ve excluded the different Green parties that would take up about another 2% of the vote)

Communist Party (8%), the Coalition of the Radical Left (5%), Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) (0.24%), Radical Left Front (0.17%), United Anti-Capitalist Left (0.15%), Marxist-Leninist Communist Party (0.11%) and even a few more splinter parters, Organisation for the Reconstruction of the Communist Party of Greece (0.03%), Fighting Socialist Party (0.03%).