I told you so

HT: Peter Martin

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4 Responses to I told you so

  1. Stephen Hill says:

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

  2. ausrandoman says:

    What is the scale of the vertical axis?

  3. markheydon says:

    Yeah, ok, but we lost The Ashes!

  4. Stephen Hill says:

    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.


    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%).

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