Dateline: Madrid, Friday 22nd June 2012 with the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, in Mardrid, in Spain.
“When we said we wanted a bailout, we didn’t expect the Spanish Imposition”
[Cue Music – Duh, duh, Daaaaah ]
Lagarde and the IMF team enter.
“NOBODY expects the Spanish Imposition !”
“Our chief weapon is sovereign debt relief …sovereign debt relief and fiscal union … fiscal union and sovereign debt relief…. ”
“Our two weapons are fiscal union and sovereign debt relief
“…and ruthless austerity…. ”
“Our *three* weapons are fiscal union, sovereign debt relief, and ruthless austerity…”
“and an almost fanatical devotion to the Euro…. ”
“Our *four*…no… ”
“*Amongst* our weapons…. ”
“Amongst our weaponry… ”
“are such elements as fiscal union, sovereign…. ”
“We’ll come in again.”