Greeks kick up a Re­ich stink over Merkel

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GREEKS lost their mar­bles yes­ter­day when boss Kraut An­gela Merkel came to town to see for her­self how the once-proud Hel­lenes have been re­duced to beg­gary.

Rocks and fire­works were hurled by anti-aus­ter­ity pro­tes­tors, while Merkel was pro­tected by 7,000 cop­pers.

Her five-hour visit was seen by Greek politi­cians as a much-needed boost for the coun­try’s fu­ture in Europe.

But pro­tes­tors thought the Ger­man Chan­cel­lor’s visit was tak­ing the piss, quite frankly.

Ger­many, and Merkel in par­tic­u­lar, have been blamed for im­pos­ing strict fi­nan­cial con­di­tions on near-bank­rupt Greece in re­turn for EU bailouts.

The sit­u­a­tion is now so se­ri­ous that some Greeks are be­lieved to be ac­tively con­sid­er­ing get­ting off their fat ouzo-blotched ar­ses and do­ing an hon­est day’s toil once in a while.

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