An Angry Ireland Calls Out Europe On Its Bullshit Stress Test

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Remember when the pathetic farce that was the stress test presumably prevented Europe's collapse, and served as the inflection point preventing the EUR from hitting parity with the USD? Well, one of the banks that the "stress test" uncovered to be solvent was the recently insolvent Allied Irish Bank, which earlier this month needed a taxpayer injection of billions to presumably make sure that European creditors (and likely Goldman Sachs, very much like the case in Anglo Irish) never see even one dime lost. And today, an Irish Member of the European Parliament Alan Kelly said he intends to write to the EU Competition Commissioner to discover just how it is that one of Ireland's top banks slipped through the stress test cracks only to require a bail out mere months later. It appears that slowly everyone in Europe is starting to turn against the trillions in German bank liabilities that stand to be impaired, and lead to a systemic collapse, unless local taxpayers dutifully reach into their back pocket and make sure fat bankers continue their worry-free existence.

From BreakingNews.ie:

A Labour MEP is to write to the EU Competition Commissioner to find out why the Commission gave Allied Irish Bank the all clear in July only for the bank to require billions earlier this month.

Alan Kelly has said Europe's failure to anticipate the development is very worrying.

Mr Kelly said: "The fact that AIB passed the stress test raises many questions."

We can't wait for the response from those uber pathological liars at the head of the ECB.

h/t Niall