South Africa gone down the Zimbabwe route.

The surprising number of Mercedes that governments looking after starving populations can be seen to run
Are you talking about the same Mercedes company which didn't pull out of RSA during the economic sanctions years?
Oh yes, them.
And BMW. And Nissan, Toyota and Isuzu.
Guess who gets the gubberment contratcs now?
(clue: it ain't landrover, jaguar nor volvo. Nor the frogs)
 
Are you talking about the same Mercedes company which didn't pull out of RSA during the economic sanctions years?
Oh yes, them.
And BMW. And Nissan, Toyota and Isuzu.
Guess who gets the gubberment contratcs now?
(clue: it ain't landrover, jaguar nor volvo. Nor the frogs)


Well the bigwigs don't get called Wabenzi - Wikipedia for no reason :)
 
Ja, one of those got to laugh or you'll cry things.

Sadly, Merkel and others are importing the problem to your neck of the woods. Good luck remaining sane.
 

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What caused me to re look at the EU and become a Brexiter.
I feel sorry for Germany, I think it has no chance of coming out of her crimes in any good way.
I'm reminded of what happened last time Germany went down the khazi...
 
Right, the Marshall Plan which replaced all the destroyed antiquated machinery and infrastructure with state of the art equipment, giving the krauts a competitive edge over the UK.
 
Difference there that gave it a chance of turning out OK after the global fisticuffs was the Boxheed work ethic and sense of community. That just doesn't exist in Africa.

If they reach tipping point with more takers than givers it's over for Germany, and by extension Europe.

Already too late for SA unless something cataclysmic takes place.
 
Difference there that gave it a chance of turning out OK after the global fisticuffs was the Boxheed work ethic and sense of community. That just doesn't exist in Africa.

If they reach tipping point with more takers than givers it's over for Germany, and by extension Europe.

Already too late for SA unless something cataclysmic takes place.
Cataclysmic describes what's already going on down there.
 
This is true. When the takers run out of things to take it'll get worse. The other side of that same coin will be the ANC regime in deep shit when other people's assets are no longer available to promise to the electorate to keep them on side.

Disinvestment has already started.

In other news, Zambians are finding life a little ordinary under their new masters.

FROM SOVEREIGNTY TO SUBSERVIENCE TO CHINA: The Case Of Foolhardiness In Zambia

The grammar and spelling is a little convoluted but you can sort of work out what they're getting at.
 
Right, the Marshall Plan which replaced all the destroyed antiquated machinery and infrastructure with state of the art equipment, giving the krauts a competitive edge over the UK.

The largest recipient of Marshall Plan money was the United Kingdom (receiving about 26% of the total), followed by France (18%) and West Germany (11%). Some eighteen European countries received Plan benefits. ... The United States provided similar aid programs in Asia, but they were not part of the Marshall Plan.

Read this and weep
BBC - History - British History in depth: The Wasting of Britain's Marshall Aid
 
The largest recipient of Marshall Plan money was the United Kingdom (receiving about 26% of the total), followed by France (18%) and West Germany (11%). Some eighteen European countries received Plan benefits. ... The United States provided similar aid programs in Asia, but they were not part of the Marshall Plan.

Read this and weep
BBC - History - British History in depth: The Wasting of Britain's Marshall Aid
A not insignificant chunk went on setting up the NHS; something that could have been funded with the increased tax receipts from investing the same amount in modernising the UK's manufacturing base.
 

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A not insignificant chunk went on setting up the NHS; something that could have been funded with the increased tax receipts from investing the same amount in modernising the UK's manufacturing base.
But if it's someone else's money it must be spent, it's the socialist way.
 

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