The Russian embassy in Britain tweeted a disturbing political cartoon on Sunday depicting the European Union member countries as ‘gay pigs’ rounded up in what appears to be Nazi-style concentration camps.
If Russia is in decline, why worry? Maybe, real worry is West's decline and that we manage things better? pic.twitter.com/WqG4uT5Pqt
— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) October 22, 2016
The acronym PIIGS has been used by economists to refer to when EU members Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Spain began struggling to refinance government debt during the banking crisis that started in 2009, reports JMG.
Blogger Joe Jervis notes:
Not lost on Twitter users is the rainbow flag flying over the barricade, which is an implication that the European Union’s continuing financial woes are tied to their support for LGBT rights. The sign over the Eurozone entrance is also rather evocative.