Europeans Are 'Primed' To Protest

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According to a new survey by Dalia Research, the Europeans most likely to hit the streets in protest and the Spanish...

Infographic: The Europeans Primed to Protest | Statista

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As Statista's Martin Armstrong details, 31 percent of Spaniards said there was a fair chance of them joining a protest or demonstration in the next twelve months - 12 percentage points above the EU average.

At the other end of the scale, those in the UK seem less than eager to get their placards out. With only 11 percent saying they were likely to protest, Prime Minister May probably doesn't need to worry too much about a mass of angry people sweeping on Downing Street for the time being.

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Occident Mortal's picture

Following Brexit, the Brits are satisfied with their current level of "fuck you".

Blackfox's picture

As a Brit I currently have run out of fucks to give tbh..

securitized-debt's picture

she was a waitress in a cocktail bar now she owns a jet...

Haus-Targaryen's picture

As an Ami in Germany, I currently have also run out of fucks to give. 

If the continent is so goddamned determined to live as debtserfs in some brown sludge multikulti hellhole then let them have it.  I guess I'll go East somewhere when its gets unbearable here. 

At least while people are paying 5.000€ a month to live in a 15 sqaure meter shoebox with suicide bombings and the call to prayer five times a day, they'll have the blue and yellow flag and some abstract concept I still don't understand (because I don't think it actually exists) called "European Unity." 

Fuck all these people here. How hard is Polish to learn? 


Ghordius's picture

debt serfs? do we have Student Debt in the trillion range, on this continent?

Haus-Targaryen's picture

No you have negative overnight rates and debt/GDP ratios (with GDP being artificially pushed higher due to negative overnight rates) that make debt in the U.S. debt look like a pygmy.  

Oh yeah, and demographics here are way more fucked than in the U.S. -- honest conversations with the population?  Nope. MOAR DEBT! 


Ghordius's picture

"make debt in the U.S. debt look like a pygmy"

I realize now that I don't remember you ever using numbers in comments. Plenty of feelings, yes, but hard facts/numbers?

(where do you account 1'400 billions US Student Debt, btw?)

Haus-Targaryen's picture

On top of the $20 trillion the .gov in DC has already borrowed. 

Shall we add up EMZ debt to come up with a figure?  Basic math is telling me its north of what the mouth-breathers in DC have managed to come up with.  Or we can compare absolute value of central bank balance sheets if you'd like.  What about pensioner/payee imbalances?  Those would work out well for Europe ... right?  Wrong. 

No Mr. Ghordo, I'm sorry to say that Europe is in far worse financial shape than the U.S. is. If the ECB let the markets price "European" debt absent strawman purchases from the ECB, your "Europäische Einheit über Alles" wouldn't survive past lunch. 

Ghordius's picture

"Shall we add up EMZ debt to come up with a figure? "

yea, please. broken down per person, please

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Ahhhh, now per capita debt is important. 

Love your cherry-picking Ghordo.  Top-notch. 

Ghordius's picture

it's ok if you bring a total

blanketof ash's picture

What about pensioner/payee imbalances?

Thought all of those new immigrant taxpayers were supposed to solve all that.

Sirius Wonderblast's picture

That would be a request for numbers in relation to the EU, which is so utterly staggeringly mind-blowingly corrupt and mis-managed that it's auditors refuse to sign off its accounts every year since inception, yes?

The same EU that has used debt to enslave southern member states and their peoples (intentional use of plural).

The EU that has allowed Draghi at the ECB to run free with the printing press in an inevitably and obviously futile attempt to shore up the potless European banking system.

Do please stop trying to defend the indefensible.



Ghordius's picture

Polish is not so hard. Ehm... you know that Poland is fiercely pro-EU, don't you?

besides, it's very traditional, very Catholic and currently very much "Russia-skeptic"

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Anxiously awaiting Macron's Polish sanctions to see the light of day. 

I wonder how "pro-EU" the Polish will be when the free cash gets turned off?  

Nothing like buying your friends, huh? 

Ghordius's picture

"Macron's Polish sanction"

like in: "I can't wait until Armageddon comes", or an Invasion From Mars?

what is exactly your problem with the EU's CAP and infrastructure/regional programs? you do know about this stuff, don't you? I always assumed you do

Haus-Targaryen's picture

I am fully aware of it.  As a German taxpayer, I've yet to understand the benefit of German money paying for Polish highways.  Perhaps you can explain it to me?  

When was the last time you were on the A5 north from Frankfurt?  I'll tell you the Polish autobahns make German ones look like something from Michigan. 

Ghordius's picture

yes. one word: trade

FIRE is ok, but here we prefer building things, in case you did not notice. goods and products. for trade. for oil, which we lack, for example

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Like all the shit that was once built in Germany, and then get farmed out to Eastern European countries upon ascention in the EU? 

Excellent.  Destroy domestic production, but hey some digits on a piece of paper somewhere say we're doing GRRREEEEEAAAAATTTT! 

Germany should have invested in its own infrastructure instead of giving away trillions in the past 15 years. Had Germany done that and not imported millions of muzzies, I guaran-damn-tee you Germany would be getting flooded right now with white educated and independently wealthy immigrants. 

But that doesn't help your "EU first" narrative. I understand why you don't like the idea of a wealthy and prosperous Germany. 

BruntFCA's picture

Ghordius is Mary Mary quite contrary. Ignore him, he's been trolling these boards for years now.

SoDamnMad's picture

Helll yeah. I have a lot of empathy for those trying to escape that early , early morning wailing call to prayer. The rest during the day weren't too bad and by the last one I was usually drunk.  Beware the Polish Catholic churches don't irritate you with the bells calling you to mass. At least it is musical.

mototard's picture

The problem with learning Polish is that sometimes you have to learn Russian as well. 

small towel's picture

A recent opinion poll shows that 69% of Brits are happy with Brexit and want to get on with it. 9% didn't know, and only 22% fall into the never-Brexit category.


zippedydoodah's picture

Oh yeah? And where is this "recent opinion poll"?

I've heard nothing resembling that at all, in fact the opposite is true with more people now regretting to vote leave.

Disclosure: I live in the UK, I voted exit, I have no regrets.

Sirius Wonderblast's picture

I used to play golf with a chap, ex SAS, inclined to swearing. Poor sod, one day he ran out of Fuck-its on the 13th, ruined his game.

Sirius Wonderblast's picture

Double-post in error, apologies.

All is chosen's picture

Idea: Ask Teresa when she joined 'Friends of Israel' and is she is at all concerned that membership implies she approves of genocide. ... though no doubt the goyim's questions will be filtered by Pestonberg.

Ajax-1's picture

For certain, France has no right to protest their fate. Their demise was sealed when they elected the Rothchild puppet: Macron. 

zippedydoodah's picture

The French are particularly succesful when it comes to revolting. Not just in 1789 either. Piss off the farmers and UK/Mainland Europe trade comes to a quick grinding halt.


pugilist's picture

rather hard to imagine a Brit protesting.

Troy Ounce's picture


Brits are too hard busy backstabbing each other

Philosopheconomics's picture

spot the ignoramus. brits lol. there are no 'brits'. the scottish practically invented protesting along with the welsh. these 'brits' you imagine are actually english. perhaps you should apply for that US passport and go see that the world isnt like the BBC or even morons on zerohedge would have you believe. 

SmedleyButlersGhost's picture

No kidding, Scotland, Ireland, USA, India, Pakistan, Egypt, etc etc...oh yea- and Gibraltar. The Brits are more often the object of protests.

EDIT: absolutely right - the English are more often the object....

zippedydoodah's picture

You might try and read up on the British Poll Tax protests/riots.

They bought down Maggie Thatcher and succeeded in the abolition of the tax.

"Occupy Wall Street", ooohhh, the Government blinked and missed it.

Temple of Truth's picture

In Spain they protest because they want more rapefugees...

160k in Barcelona - not the brightest people.

BritBob's picture

And to divert the Spanish electorate away from protesting their government is quick to play the Gibraltar card -


Spanish king uses UN address to demand Britain return Gibraltar

(RT 22 Sep, 2016 ).


Gibraltar - Some Relevant International Law:


Perhaps he should have stayed at home.

Multi's picture

Have you thought of looking for therapy?

I'm not making fun of you, it's a sincere advise. OCD is strong in you.

the_linguist's picture

Awesome article! Thanks, and thanks and for links and translations.

Troy Ounce's picture



Wait till Europeans find out that their pensions and deposits have been promised by politicians to recover the debts of the European TBTF Banks!

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Ghordius's picture

those numbers of people partaking to peaceful demonstrations were always that high
I think the record was broken by a three million demo in Rome, during Berlusconi's third gov

Von Berger's picture

Britains fucked !!!
The price of your average weekly shop has increased by 10% since Brexit.
May is no Maggie Thatcher.
The plebs will never get of their fat arses and make known there discontent
Spain is recovering from a economic nightmare
My partner had to leave Madrid to work as a pharmacist in the UK. (No work in Spain, what's left is filled
By Migrants willing to work for a bowl of rice. )

Until inflation reaches epic levels Europe will swallow the collective Bullshit.


new game's picture

stageflation, alive and well. politcal agenda, also, alive and well here. zio-bankster blueprint alive and well. one up with MIC stimulus exported via nato right back to ya. don't thank me...

waspwench's picture

10% is cheap at the price.   Once we are out we will recover rapidly.

Watson's picture

Britain has had a problem with inflation since 1945, nothing to do with Brexit.

Britain only attempts to deal with inflation when it reaches extreme levels, as solution (higher interest rates) damages property prices and thus the wealth of a highly levered electorate.

The cure is two-fold:
1. Maintain short term interest rates at a level that gives the average earner a 2-3% real retun, after applicable tax;
2. Allow widespread house building.

Neither, let alone both, are politically likely (though if Corbyn got in, 2. might be possible).
So inflation will return.

There is a reason why every other shop on the high street is an Estate Agent, and every other daytime TV program is some sort of 'get rich quick in property' show.


Mimir's picture

Demonstrating in the streets is an old tradition in most European countries,  where it is a genuine part of open and participative democracy beyond political parties.

Ghordius's picture

best and most factual comment so far

HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

that is why we are going to need a huge EURO-police with militar gear, and water tanks and Swat tanks ...
to protect the rapefugees...


Truth makes u free analyst's picture

These statistics are meaningless, probably made up, can't really be measured.

If it did, you would find a good correlation with climate. More fun to demonstrate in sunny Madrid than in Manchester. More so in spring.


aldousd's picture

Oh boy! Organized Temper Tantrums! That always works! Look at Venezuela.