On the other side of journalism. My Husband was listening to Radio 4 where John Humphreys author of Blue Skies and Black Olives spent all last week with Greek families in Athens and came across with what they are going through at the moment.
Message posted by suffolk-steve on 08áNovemberá2011 at 8:01am - IP Logged
It's a pity they never interviewed my friend, who has not been paid for nearly 2 weeks, because the bar where she works has no customers, and not taken money for her to get paid. Interview people like this next time perhaps.
Message posted by razaker on 08áNovemberá2011 at 8:45am - IP Logged
Just watched it after seeing this post, I think the reporter was very condesending, & for hard working Greek folk dont need this kind of reporting. To make as though every one has been on the take or fiddling there ex`s & tax is laughable too, the truth is the very people the Greek folk put there trust in have massively let them down & should stand accountable for, god we should know we have a shower in charge in England making the average worker pay for the fat cat bankers greed & mistakes. Oops didnt mean to get political.
Message posted by trisa on 08áNovemberá2011 at 9:21am - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by razaker on 08áNovemberá2011
Just watched it after seeing this post, I think the reporter was very condesending, & for hard working Greek folk dont need this kind of reporting. To make as though every one has been on the take or fiddling there ex`s & tax is laughable too, the truth is the very people the Greek folk put there trust in have massively let them down & should stand accountable for, god we should no we have a shower in charge in England making the average worker pay for the fat cat bankers greed & mistakes. Oops didnt mean to get political.
Too right! I am getting increasingly irritable about the way Greece and her people are being so totally humiliated. I am also fed up with people moaning about having to bail out 'the Greeks.'
A good point was made by Michael Portillo the other day..
<a rel="nofollow" href= "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FifUoVsA1sA">A very good point</a>
Message posted by steevw on 08áNovemberá2011 at 9:39am - IP Logged
It was a ridiculous programme. Any valid points were passed over by the 'Daily Star' mentality of it. Just HOW many times did each person have to tell someone their 'Greek Week Tale'? Repetition is a strong persuasive tool but this presumed the viewers had no brain. What I most objected to was the insinuation that every Greek person was corrupt, handing out bribes left right and centre on a daily basis.
The only good thing was that the Surgeon and his wife gave their huge weekly "gain" to charity.
Rubbish, but then most telly is!
Message posted by trisa on 08áNovemberá2011 at 10:23am - IP Logged
I also watched it and yes it was far to 'tabloid' journalism in style which detracted from some of the more relevant points (which they also covered) as to why Greece has ended up in the position it now finds itself in
If you haven't seen the programme try and watch it, but filter out the 3 silly examples given and it does give a reasoned and logical explanation of the background to the current financial position.
How it will ever be resolved though, by the same politicians who actually created the problems, is something no one seems to have a real answer to.
Message posted by heathermac on 08áNovemberá2011 at 11:32am - IP Logged
Did not see the it on TV but just want to dispel a myth about Brits always paying tax.
People paying for services with cash to save the V.A.T.
Tax inspector paying cash to builder to save V.A.T.
Plumbing, electrical, etc suppliers full on a Saturday morning with tradesmen who work for a company weekdays and work for cash at the weekends from people like you.
Now because of the recession in the UK my friend who has kept his business going is priceing jobs against tradesmen all working for cash and he can't compete. Customers know these people are not registered but don't care they are getting the job done cheaper. I could go on!! So please tax evasion goes on in the UK big time by the normal working person not just big companies.
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